Fashion and Image

Students will develop an understanding of the principles of fashion design and the roles that color, line, design, and texture play in influencing fashion decisions and creating optical illusions. Students will examine the relationships of society, media, culture, technology and material resources to the history of design. This course covers basic fashion illustration and descriptions. Understanding and application of textile profiles will be incorporated into projects. In the laboratory setting, this class will include an introduction to safety, equipment, terms and construction techniques necessary to create several simple projects or a portfolio. Students will explore the fashion district and will consider career opportunities in the fashion industry. Fashion from the early 20th century fashion houses to contemporary designers will be studied.