The fashion business involves a series of buying supplies, creating and developing new products, and marketing those products. Fashion Design is an advanced course for students interested in learning the intricate process of how the fashion system works. This is an in-depth study of the fashion business in sequential order from concept to consumer. The fashion industry includes all of the processes involved with producing raw materials, apparel, and accessories, encompassing the retail stores that sell fashion merchandise to the public. It is important for executives in the fashion trade to know how all of these processes interrelate. Students learn that the decision-making process is complex and not just about the latest designers, styles, or trends of an era. Fashion Design takes students through the history of fashion, exploring the looks and creations at every era. Discussion on the equipment, tools, and fabrics used to create fashion occurs, while also introducing the use of technology in fashion. Students have an opportunity to express themselves and their style through the creation of their own fashion design sketches and mood boards. Students become well-versed in fashion terminology and learn how to forecast new and upcoming fashion trends.
* Prerequisites: None