The reason for visiting Melbourne this time was to attend a workshop on Prof. Julian Roberts technique of subtraction cutting in garment construction. This workshop was the second held in Melbourne at Beautiful Silks and was well worth the trip.
Julian’s philosophies of sharing and parity of roles in the fashion industry are so refreshing. He likes purchasers of his garments to know how the garment was made, commenting that often the purchaser of an item of clothing is not really aware that a real person has been involved in its construction.
Julian’s way of working is innovative and so very exciting I can’t wait until I have some time to experiment and explore his techniques further.