DIY Deconstruction Fashion with Vivian

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In this Deconstruct Fashion workshop, we’re going to look at how to deconstruct and reconstruct a worn-out or no-longer worn garment, through tearing, cutting, hand
stitching and other techniques of fabric manipulation.

Garments contains stories about how we see ourselves. When the garment is on or
off the body, it has a different meaning to it. 

Through this workshop we’re going to break down some self care strategies while deconstructing fashion.

What we will cover?

In this workshop you will learn how to deconstruct an item from your wardrobe that you would loike to give new life to.

You can transform this item into:

  • A new garment
  • Abstract sculpture
  • 2D wall art etc

This workshop is perfect for people who are interested in self-care, self expression through fashion, as well as fashion design.

      What to bring

      • You can bring in any of your worn-out garment(s) or any garments you want to ‘destroy’ and rebuild creatively. We’ll also have some secondhand clothes in class.


      • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
      • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
      • Quiet Spaces
      • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
      • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
      • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

      Who will be teaching?

      Vivian Qiu (she/her) is a sentimental jewellery designer. She holds a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Fashion Design in RMIT. Her jewellery practice focuses on reflective designing based on emotions, stories, and memories. 

      She explores a variety of non-traditional materials in her practice, including rice fabric created by herself, recycled electrical wires, treated fabric and so on.

      She has been running creative hands-on workshops since 2015. She has worked with Signal, City of Melbourne, Geelong Wool Museum, and Immigration Museum.  You can follow her on Instagram.

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      More about accessibility 

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      Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email delsi (she/her) at