Skills in Fashion, Apparel and Textile Design
Students will demonstrate skills in fashion, apparel and textile design.
How do I create my design?
Learning Plan & Notes to Instructor:
explain the ways in which fiber, fabric, texture, pattern and finish can affect visual appearance.
Utilize the lesson plan at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum- Smithsonian titled “Saris, Kimonos, Togas & Smocks: Exploring Clothing Across Cultures”
Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a copy of the handout entitled "Clothes: What Do They Mean?" Ask the students to brainstorm answers to the questions on the handout. When the class is finished, encourage each group to share its thoughts with the entire class.
Have students explore different cultural expressions of identity through clothing. Research clothing from varied cultures. Divide the class into small groups and tell the students to use the websites provided to complete their assignment.
Resource Materials available on site.
apply basic and complex color schemes and color theory to develop and enhance visual effects.
Have students brainstorm the criteria for construction or redesign of a fashion product. Develop a rubric and have students discuss the rubric. Discuss the color, design and construction of the product. Have each student design and construct their project. Plan and organize a fashion show or display the products.
utilize elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, altering and redesign textile, apparel and fashion products.
demonstrate design concepts with fabric or technology/computer, using draping and/or flat pattern making technique.