Fashion Designing Syllabus

Syllabus for Fashion Designing:
The 22 Fashion Design Modules

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  1. Welcome to the course
  • An introduction to the fashion design course
  • What skills do you need?
  • Career paths
  • Your strengths and weaknesses
  • Getting inspiration
  1. The history of fashion design
  • Garments in ancient society
  • Fashion in the 18th Century
  • Fashion in the 19th Century
  • Fashion in the 20th Century onwards

 

  1. Types of fashion design
  • Women’s fashion
  • Men’s fashion
  • Children’s fashion
  1. Understanding the fashion cycle
  • What is a fashion cycle?
  • The introduction
  • The rise
  • The peak
  • The decline and obsolete stage
  • Fashion cycle importance in trends
  • Why some trends last longer than others
  1. Predicting trends
  • Forecasters
  • Forecasting and trends
  • Predicting what’s next
  • Pop culture and trends
  • Other cultures
  1. The youth fashion market
  • The power of denim
  • Why is fashion so important to youth?
  • What influences the youth fashion market?
  • Celebrities and peer pressure
  1. Equipment
  • Equipment for patternmaking
  • Equipment for cutting
  • Sewing machines
  • Ironing
  1. Fabrics and raw materials
  • Raw materials
  • Natural fibres
  • Chemical fibres
  • Textile materials
  • Woven Fabrics
  • Knitting
  • Finishing
  1. More on raw materials
  • The trend books
  • The trade fairs
  • The yarn fairs
  • The fabric fairs
  • The order
  1. Materials
  • Threads
  • Interfacing
  • Interlining
  • Wadding
  • Buttons
  • Zippers
  1. Producing garments
  • Pattern making
  • Sample making
  • Production
  • Sewing and assembly
  • Inspection
  • Pressing/finishing
  • Packing and distribution
  1. Clothing design vs. Product development
  • Clothing design
  • Research, design, prototype/sample making
  • Product development
  • Merchandising, buying, financial roles, customer knowledge
  • Visual merchandising
  1. Patternmaking by hand
  • Basic measurements
  • Skirt patterns
  • Top pattern
  • Sleeves
  • Trouser modification
  1. Modifying basic patterns
  • Skirt modification
  • Top modification
  1. CAD systems
  • Grafis systems
  • Assyst-Bullmer Systems
  • Gerber systems
  1. The sewing process
  • Darts
  • Pockets
  • Zippers
  1. Design work
  • Where to start
  • Working with trends
  • Planning a collection
  • Designing a garment
  • Fashion week
  1. Your target market
  • Department store or boutique?
  • Ready-to-Wear versus Couture
  1. Fashion drawing and collection collages
  • The proportions
  • The medium
  • The painting technique
  • Perspective and movement
  • The colours
  • The pattern
  • The collage
  1. Creating a collection
  • Designing a collection
  • Designing skirts
  1. Setting up your business
  • Setting up your business on a small budget
  • Your place of work
  • Types of business
  • How to write a business plan
  • Business operations and accounting
  1. Marketing
  • Marketing your fashion design business
  • How to look for work
  • Printed materials
  • Printed advertisements
  • Using PR to get business
  • Creating a website
  • Networking