Fashion Design

Design Concepts 

This course examines the elements of research and design in fashion design, fabrications and merchandising. The student develops creative skills through research, design, merchandising workshops and presentations, as well as an awareness of the various roles played by workers in the apparel industry.

 

Fashion Design 

The aim of this course is to examine the elements of research and design in fashion design, fabrications and merchandising, and to develop creative skills through research, design and merchandising workshops and presentations. By gaining visual assessment and composition tools, students will be able to make more informed and confident design decisions in their chosen field.

 

Fashion Illustration 

The purpose of this course is to develop the fundamentals of fashion illustration and designer sketches in the manner of industry standards and techniques. Students will be highly encouraged to use various mediums and also utilize these skills to develop an individual style of drawing for their design collections.

 

Fashion Styling

This course exposes students to the essential skills necessary for success in the field of fashion styling. Future stylists will learn the criteria to produce striking images for all visual media including entertainment, music, print and advertising. In addition, they will gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary collaborative nature within the creative process while working with directors, photographers and production crew.

 
Pattern Development II & III

Students will manipulate basic blocks to develop original designs for various markets. Emphasis will be placed on industry standards as they apply to fit and proper construction techniques. One original design will include using a two-way stretch fabric.

 

Trend Forecasting

Forecasting is one of the most rapidly growing research areas in fashion as well as inmany other industry fields. Anticipating consumer demand is crucial and the ability to trend forecast is a skill required for product development. This course will enable students to develop trend forecasts by analyzing the global environment they live in using varied methodologies. The students will learn how to navigate between existing predictions and translate them for product development.