The Mandrake ( has partnered with leading fashion school, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, to host a series of visionary 2D into 3D pattern making and fashion life illustration workshops. The expert classes are part of London Fashion Week’CityWide Celebration’ – a curated programme of unique experiences and activations, set to take place across the capital this September.  

Taking place on the 13th and 14th September, the lessons will showcase the talents harboured by the institution’s BA Fashion programme, offering insight into the craft and skill taught across the disciplines of fashion, art and design at London’s infamous creative powerhouse. Each workshop will be taught in the hotel’s imaginative spaces – The Masha Hari Theatre and The Private Dining Room – and are free to attend with limited spaces that require prebooking in advance.  

Two of Central Saint Martins’ most-esteemed tutors, Louis Loizou and Joshua Beaty, will lead each session, detailing craft, skill and techniques that guests can take away to their own creative works. Loizou will lead the 2D into 3D pattern making workshops, tapping into his wide-ranging career as a senior toilist and pattern maker in the industry. Beaty will lead fashion life illustration workshops, bringing with him a raft of experience having worked for leading fashion brands and institutions including, Dover Street Market, Julie Verhoeven and Charles Jeffrey. Three Central Saint Martin’s students will also participate in each workshop, assisting with demonstrations and serving as models for the tutor’s handywork. 


About the Workshops: 

Louis Loizou: 2D into 3D Pattern Making 

‘How Can a Box Become A Garment?  

This is a fun approach to creative pattern making; a 2D into 3D workshop for learners with no experience of pattern making. Using boxes and working in pairs, students will learn that there are no right or wrong outcomes and to focus on creating 3D shape and form – a technique that many of the great designers have used. 


Joshua Beaty: Fashion Life Illustration 

Joshua encourages a spontaneous, experimental and no rules approach to drawing. Under his guidance, students break down their inhibitions and their creative juices flow to produce colourful and expressive creative responses to their subject. 


The Schedule of events: 

Wednesday 13th September 

11am & 12:30pm| 2D to 3D Pattern Cutting with Louis Loizou 

3pm & 4:30pm | Fashion Life Illustration with Joshua Beaty 


Thursday 14th September 

11am & 12:30pm | 2D to 3D Pattern Cutting with Louis Loizou 

3pm & 4:30pm | Fashion Life Illustration with Joshua Beaty 


Tickets are bookable via The Mandrakewebsite. 


Following the in-depth workshop, guests are invited to extend their visit to The Mandrake by visiting one of the hotel’s restaurants. Destinations include South American-inspired YOPO, which hosts a menu with European influences, a drink at Waeska Bar, or soaking up the rays on Jurema Terrace, a beautiful passion-flower-lined outdoor drinking and dining space.  


The Mandrake plays host to award-winning design, artwork, and architecture that allows open-minded spirits to celebrate life in its multi-sensory realm, with this partnership further exemplifying that core ethos. The hotel has a passionate commitment to supporting young creative minds who will shape the future, and strongly believes that fashion design plays a vital role in enabling individuals to express themselves. 


Alongside this ethos, The Mandrake also hosts a regular Artist in Residence program, led by The Mandrake’s Creative Director, Maguelone Marcenac. This activation strives to provide an interactive playground, where artist and visitor interact in the hotel’s exquisitely designed spaces to create original, unique, provocative, and live works of art. Prior artists include, but aren’t limited to, Jonas Bergert, Kour Pour, David Paul Kay and American rapper, A$AP Rocky. 


The Mandrake 

Tel: 0203 146 7770