Course Title: Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GRAP5205C

Course Title: Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sylvia Walsh -  sylvia.walsh@rmit.edu.au

Merrilyn Partos merrilyn.partos@rmit.edu.au

Patricia Brien - patricia.brien@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

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:

LMTFD4014A Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

Element:

1. Identify the function of clothing

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.

Element:

2. Identify 20th century influences on role of designers

Performance Criteria:

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

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

Element:

3. Identify influences on fashion design from 20th century

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

4. Identify construction techniques used through 20th century

Performance Criteria:

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 designs is identified.

Element:

5. Analyse fashion influences on current practice

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Design influences on current styling are analysed.

5.2 Design influences on current trends are analysed.

5.3 Use of construction techniques in current styles is analysed.

5.4 Influences of new and emerging practices are analysed.



Learning Outcomes


The learning outcomes in unit applies to the analysis of the most important economic, social, political and technological factors in the 20th century that have had an impact on fashion development and demand. The role of designers as change agents throughout this period is also covered and related to fashion design today. Investigation into the 20th century, including historical influences and trends will direct the process. Skills covered in this unit will be applied to the design and identification of construction techniques for fashion designs.


Details of Learning Activities

Collaboration and participation are important during this course to maximise your learning. You will contribute to group activities and presentations as well as completing your individual work.

You will compile a Fashion Research File of specified information as well as identifying and researching your own resources. Teacher directed class activities, demonstrations and discussions will be held to enable you to complete in-class and self-directed research activities and resource reviews. All your collected research will be kept in your Fashion Research File and suggestions on the contents of your collection will be given. Advice on referencing and the formal methodology of information collection and review will be embedded in classes and demonstrated in your Fashion Research File. Your Fashion Research File will be an ongoing progressive activity that will be regularly reviewed.

Influential 20th century Design leaders
Individual written and verbal presentations.
You will work in groups to contribute to complete a specific research task which will be presented to the class and written up as a group as well as individually. You will be advised in class discussion of the parameters of the research brief as well as the criteria for completion and assessment of individual research.

Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century:
Group written and verbal presentations culminating from and enhancing research and activities completed in Assessment 1.
This is a group presentation compiled from individual research. This will require you to produce a visual, written and verbal group presentation.
You will be researching and presenting information


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduce course and assessments and discuss relevance to other courses.
Introduce Fashion Research File & demonstrate and display resources available on Blackboard.
Show PP example of a research of a designer
Week 2
Introduce research skills and resources and the methods of recording and conveying research findings. Begin Fashion Research File. Class exercise library research.
Week 3
Individual investigation of an influential 20th Century Designer, assignment - task breakdown and critical path.
Week 4
Psychology of fashion behaviour and the language of clothing and decoration.
Read Fashion Theory article: Pg 16, 17 Fashion Forecasting Evelyn Brannon Fairchild. Class discussion.
Week 5
Work on Influential 20th century Design leaders, assignment.
Week 6
Progress checkpoint 1, Fashion Research File. Individual in-class feed-back. Work on Influential 20th century Design leaders, assignment.
Week 7
Excursion on a rotating basic to the NGV viewing room and exhibition.
Week 8
Design leaders - In-class Presentations. Peer and teacher review. Group and individual assessment.
Week 9
Continue Design leaders - In-class Presentations. Peer and teacher review. Group and individual assessment.
Week 10
Teamwork and presentations skills review.
Introduce Assessment 3 ‘Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time’, task breakdown and critical path development. Class discussion given extract from The Beautiful Fall , Drake, Alicia .
Week 11
*Limited places excursion to The Costume Collection.
Continue work on assessment 3 ‘Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time’
Week 12
Work on Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time assignment
Week 13
Final progress checkpoint 2, Fashion Research File. Individual in-class feed-back. Work on, ‘Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time’.
Week 14
Continue working on Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time,
Week 15
Complete Fashion Styles and Cycles in Time, including written and verbal presentations.
Week 16

Assessment 3 - Class Presentations. Peer and teacher review. Individual assessment of Fashion Research File.


Please note: schedule subject to change.
NGV excursion will take place over weeks 1 to 5 as arranged for each group.
Collaboration and participation are important during this course to maximise your learning and results. You will contribute to group activities and presentations as well as completing your individual work.
* Limited places excursion to be arranged to The Costume Collection.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Jenkyn Jones. S, Fashion Design 2nd Ed.


References

Baudot, Francois, A century of Fashion.

Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.


As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.


PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks - Comprehensive task briefs will be provided in class to direct your completion of the three assessment tasks.

Assessment 1 – Fashion Research File: will contain evidence of research of 20th century fashion function and influences, designers, and construction techniques in preparation for assessment 2 and 3.
Ongoing progressive assessment, 60%.

Assessment 2 - Influential 20th century Design leaders assignment:
Individual written and verbal presentations, 20%.

Assessment 3 - Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century:
Group written and verbal presentations culminating from and enhancing research and activities completed in Assessment 1, 20%.


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1
Design Research Journal. 60%
Assessment 2
Influential 20th century Design leaders, assignment. 20%
Major Assignment,
Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century. 20%
1. Identify the function of clothingX  
2. Identify 20th century influences on role of designers XX 
3. Identify influences on fashion design from 20th century X X
4. Identify construction techniques used through 20th century X X
5. Analyse fashion influences on current practice X X
X

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