do you feel when someone gives you
flowers? What do you feel when you give
Roses represents the never
ending feeling of love and passion.
Aphordite, the Greek goddess of love, presented
a rose to Eros, the god of love. Roses can
convey various sentiments, according to number
and colour. This flower rules the world of
beautiful flowers with diversified effective
usage in differnet situations of
Red is the colour of love and
passion. Sometimes this may also indicate
a stronger feeling of desire, courage and
strength. Most lovers enjoy sending bouquet of
red roses because of its beauty filled with
energy and power.
The meaning of
flowers in your floral arrangement and
understanding flower colours forms an
interesting part of the FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP,
which is presented at NWSD Klerksdorp Campus on
Saturday 22 May, then again at NWSD Mafikeng
Campus, on Saturday 16 October. For more
info, please reply to this
Why the re-birth of the corset has now
become a fashion must-have!
Corsets have been worn by both men and women for
hundreds of years. Shapes and construction
techniques have varied form fashion era to era.
Today the spape and construction techniques vary from
designer to designer.
The CORSET DESIGNING COURSE, presented
at NWSD Klerksdorp Campus, will teach you all the
various 'tricks of the trade' used by designers
today. We will also investigate the ancient
techniques, comparing this to the modern way of doing
this. Corsets can create illusions of body shapes,
(create cleveage, flatten the breast &/or stomach,
reduce the waist size) and these shaping techniques will
also be part of the course.
This course is
presented over one week, mornings only, 9h00 to 13h30,
from 21 June to 25 June.
What's with the Ottoman Empire?
The word Ottoman, being
a footstool is widely believed to have come about
in the late 18th century when Egypt, then a part of the
Ottoman Empire, was invaded by the French. This invasion
included punishment to include "pain walks"
(loosely translated) - because of these walks Ottomans
soon thereafter fashioned footstools to rest their tired
extremities. These footstools later became widely
popular in Europe and the term 'Ottoman' was coined to
give tribute to the furniture's origin.
learn to make your own Ottoman (or headboard) at NWSD!.
The UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP will
be presented at the Klerksdorp Campus on Saturday 17
July, and then at the Mafikeng Campus on 11
If money is the root of evil, then FASHION MAKES
THE WORLD GO ROUND!
Fashion design has varied over time and place.
Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing
clothing and accessories. Some work alone or as part of
a team. They attempt to satisfy consumer desire for
aesthetically designed clothing; and, because of the
time required to bring a garment onto the market, must
at times anticipate changing consumer tastes. Some
designers in fact have a reputation which enables them
to set fashion trends. Some clothes are made
specifically for an individual, as in the case of haute couture, or off-the-rack. Today, most
clothing is designed for the mass market, especially casual
and every-day wear.
At NWSD, the FULLTIME FASHION COURSE, covers
clothing design for the individual as well as for the
mass market. The registrations for this course are
now open, as the next intake for classes start on 12