Mar 14, 2018

Vancouver, BC – The Brown Paper Couture Project, a showcase of creative talents by first-year Langara College Design Formation students, is now on display at one of Vancouver’s most stylish shopping centres.

Inspired by international designers, the Brown Paper Couture Project is an extraordinary collection of hand-crafted paper sculptures emulating creative couture fashion.

Students select iconic couture dresses and recreate them using a selection of modest materials including brown paper, cardboard, spray adhesive, paint, various tapes, coffee filters, tissue paper, thumb tacks, glue guns, pins, string, and twine.

“Once again, our students have blown us away with their creations,” said Instructor, Kevin Smith. “This is an exercise of observation, research, technique, exploring materials and methods, as well as a high degree of craftsmanship and project management,” said Smith.

This cornerstone project of Design Formation’s Retail Visual Presentation course teaches students prop building techniques, aesthetics, and creative problem-solving through design process.

About Design Formation

Design Formation is a two-year multidisciplinary diploma program at Langara College. Students learn skills in retail visual merchandising as well as graphic, interior, and exhibition design.

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Amy Landy
Communications Officer
Langara College

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