FSM236 - Fashion Styling and Mannequins

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Subject Title
Fashion Styling and Mannequins

Subject Description
This subject introduces mannequins and fashion styling emphasis on the fashion industry nationally and globally. Following the next big fashion trend, students will explore trends in fashion retail and apply these to visual merchandising.  Students will be introduced to the many types of mannequins used in the display industry. Special emphasis will be placed on styling a mannequin to: represent a fashion brand, or fashion era, or Toronto based fashion retailer (4 seperate mannequin projects). 

Credit Status
1 Credit

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

  1. Identify current trends in fashion and fashion styling in order to create displays that enhance retail sales;
  2. Analyze concepts of retail brand image to determine how they relate to mannequin styling;
  3. Identify the various types of mannequins in order to assess their cost, care, handling and usage;
  4. Merchandise through category, colour, image and style in order to enhance retail sales/ e-commerce; 
  5. Execute the setup, dressing and presentation of a mannequin to respond to fashion trends/styling;
  6. Identify various trends in fashion styling;
  7. Identify brand identity. 

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

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