FSH200 - Evolution of Fashion

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Subject Title
Evolution of Fashion

Subject Description

Fashion designers and retail brands must understand the cyclical nature of fashion and the influence of historic periods on current trends. The political, economic, social, and technological factors that are catalysts for change are explored as well as the origins of the Euro-centric fashion system. This encourages students to be mindful of inclusivity and decolonization in the work they produce.

Credit Status
1 credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify basic silhouettes and garment styles from the 18th century to the present;
  2. Describe historical fashion styles using accurate terminology;
  3. Distinguish among the characteristic styles of influential designers;
  4. Explain how historical styles influence current fashion;
  5. Analyze the political, economic, social, and technological factors that cause fashion to change;
  6. Reflect upon the impact of systemic inequalities on diverse communities.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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