Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5228C

Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4014B Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques


1.  Identify the function of clothing

2.  Identify 20th century influences on role of designers

3.  Identify influences on fashion design from 20th century

4.  Identify construction techniques used through 20th century

5.  Analyse fashion influences on current practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purposes of clothing are identified

1.2 Characteristics represented in clothing are identified

1.3 Factors which influence the way people dress are identified

1.4 Function of clothing is related to fashion design

2.1 Significantly influential fashion designers of 20th century throughout the world are identified

2.2 Role of fashion designers though 20th century is described and compared to current expectations

3.1 Fashion trends from 20th century are identified

3.2 Significant events of 20th century are identified and related to fashion changes

3.3 A decade from 20th century is investigated to identify influences on fashion development and demand

4.1 Design features of 20th century garments are identified

4.2 Desired effects of design features are described

4.3 Construction Techniques to create design features are described

4.4 Use of construction techniques in contemporary design is identified

5.1 Design influences on current styling are analysed

5.2 Design Influencs on current trends are analysed

5.3 Use of construction techniques in current styles is analysed

5.4 Influences of new and emerging practices is analysed

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

A variety of activities, both individual and in groups will be used to help you achieve the learning objectives as specified above. Library, Internet, Magazine and International and Local Retail/Brand Research. Presentations and tutorials will form the basis of learning activities

Teaching Schedule

 Academic WeekLecture topicTutorial
01 Introduction
Course structure
Week to Week Overview
Assignments Overview
Assignment 1 Overview: Image bank
Assignment 2A Overview: Designer profile
 02What is Product Development? – Overview
Range development
Product Development process activity
Students to start work on Designer Profile
 03Influences: Fashion History: 120 years of fashionHistorical influence activity
Students to work on Designer Profile
 04Influences: Top designers/ Top brands DVD French and Italian Designers
Students to work on Designer Profile
* Image bank revision
 05Influences: Style tribesStyle tribes activity
Students to work on Designer Profile
 06Influences: Role of media in fashion

Students to work on Designer Profile


 07Influences: Culture/ arts and other forms of design and how they influence fashionAssignment 2A DUE – Designer Profile
DVD: Art & fashion
 08Forecast Process: Fashion ForecastWGSN workshop / Forecasting activity
Assignment 2B Overview: Trend Analysis
* Image bank revision
 09Forecast Process: Colour in Fashion

Forecast workshop: Colour



Forecast Process: Silhouette in Fashion


Forecast workshop: Silhouette

Forecast Process: Textiles in Fashion


Forecast workshop: Silhouette / Fabric
 12Forecast Process: Finishes in FashionAssignment 2B DUE – Trend Analysis
Finishes/ trims activity
Assignment 2C Overview: Build a range
* Image bank revision

Range Development: Sourcing for a range


Sourcing Workshop
 14Range Development: how to build a range?

Range workshop



Range Development: how to create a point of difference in a range?


Range workshop
 16Range Development: How to merchandise and advertise a range?Range workshop
Assignment 1 DUE: Image bank

Assessment week: No Lecture


Assignment 2C DUE – Build a range: Presentation
 18Feedback week: No Lecture

No Tutorials


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Any Online current fashion Information
Newspapers- Herald Sun, The Age – Fashion Publications
Periodicals, Textiles, Textile View, Viewpoint, Rush, Vogue, Collezioni, Sportswear International.

Overview of Assessment

Preparation of written report

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 (Week 3): Influences: Designer Profile: 15%

Assessment Task 2 (Week 9): Forecast Process: Trend analysis: 30%

Assessment Task 3 (Week 13): Range development: Build a range: 40%

Assessment Task 4 (Week 16): Folio 15%

Assessment Matrix

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