FSH200 - Evolution of Fashion

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Subject Title
Evolution of Fashion

Subject Description
In addressing fashion from its historical perspective an evolving continuity of styles becomes apparent.  Fashion designers and retailers must understand and recognize the cyclical nature of fashion change as well as the influence of historial periods on individual fashion designs.  This subject will explore the manner in which fashion changes as well as the economic, political, social and technological conditions that explain why fashion changes.

Credit Status
1 credit

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

  1. Recognize and explain historical influences in current fashion styles;
  2. Describe the impact historically influenced contemporary fashions have on the fashion retailer and designer;
  3. Explain and use accurately, terminology related to fashion styles;
  4. Accurately research and write about contemporary fashion designers using proper APA format;
  5. Differentiate among basic silhouettes of style periods;
  6. Identify and describe typical styles of costume and design from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries;
  7. Explain the economic, political, social and technological conditions that caused fashion styles to change;
  8. Distinguish among the characteristic styles of influential designers;
  9. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines.

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