Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5228C

Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - 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

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

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

Phillippa Loton - phillippa.loton@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:

LMTFD4014B Identify contemporary fashion influences 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 given in classes and demonstrated in your Fashion Research File. Your Fashion Research File will be an ongoing progressive activity that will be regularly reviewed.

Group Presentation

Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century: Group written and verbal presentations. 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 within the assessment task brief and will be drawing references from your research from your assignments for assessment 1 and 2.

Research and presentation of Informtion
Influential 20th century Design Leaders assignment: Individual written and verbal presentations.
You will work individually to contribute specific research tasks. Your findings will be presented to the class and a summary will be written up, distributed to the group and recorded in your Fashion Research. 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.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduce course and assessments and discuss relevance to other courses.
Introduce Assessment 1 Fashion Research File & demonstrate and display resources available e.g. on Blackboard.
Week 2
Introduce research skills and resources and the methods of recording and conveying research findings. Begin Assessment 1 Fashion Research File. Class exercise library research.
Week 3
Introduce Assessment 2 – Influences on fashion design and construction techniques, task breakdown and critical path development.
Week 4
Introduce Assessment 3 - Individual investigation of an influential 20th Century Designers, assignment - task breakdown and critical path.
Week 5
Excursion on a rotating basis to the NGV Federation square includes viewing room, exhibition and on-site activities. (proposed to co-ordinate with Fashion Festival events scheduling)
Week 6
Progress reveiw 1, Fashion Research File. Individual in-class feed-back.
Work on Influential 20th century Design leaders, assessment. Work on, Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century task.
Week 7
Excursion on a rotating basis to the NGV International includes viewing room, exhibition and on-site activities.
Week 8
Teamwork and presentations skills review. Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century class discussion given resources.
Week 9
Complete Influences on fashion design and construction techniques of the 20th century, including written and verbal presentations.
Week 10
Psychology of fashion behaviour and the language of clothing and decoration. Read Fashion Theory and participation in activities.
Week 11
Individual investigation of an influential 20th Century Designer assignment - Group and individual research.
Week 12
Design leaders - Group and individual research.
Week 13
Design leaders task Class Presentations. Peer and teacher review.
Group and individual feedback on presentations.
Week 14
Final progress review 2, Fashion Research File. Individual in-class feed-back.
Week 15
Fashion Research File Assessment 1 - Class Presentations. Peer and teacher review. Individual assessment of Fashion Research File.
Week 16
Assessment and feedback


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Jenkyn Jones. S, Fashion Design Textbook, (2009 intake) Stecker, Pamela, 1996.


References

Baudot, Francois,  A century of Fashion. Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual.


Other Resources

Please note: Additional to the listed texts, range of audio visual, electronic and hard copy resources will be recommended and discussed in class. Students will also research, use and share other resources as relevant.

Please note that as this is a research course, you will be undertaking an independent literature search as well as being directed to relevant references. You will be recording your the results of your literature search in your Design Research File.


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

To be eligible for graded assessment, all ungraded topics must be completed to a competent  standard.

Assessment 1 - Graded assessment - Fashion Research File: will contain evidence of research of 20th century fashion function and influences, designers, and construction techniques and the information will also contribute to assessment 2 and 3. Ongoing progressive assessment 

Assessment  2 – Ungraded assessment - 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.

Assessment 3 - Ungraded assessment - Influential 20th century Design leaders assignment: Individual written and verbal presentations

Ungraded Assessment - all work must be completed to a competent standard for student to be deemed competent in this course, and receive a pass grade

Graded Assessment - based on the assesment rubric for this assessment - students will be graded on the work submitted. The final graded result will reflect the standard of work submitted. Work that is above the minimum quality requirments to be deemed competent in this course, will be graded accordingly.


Assessment Matrix

Elements of Competency

Assessment 1

Graded assessment
Design Research File

 

 

Assessment 2

Ungraded assessment

Influences on fashion design

and construction techniques of the 20<sup>th</sup> century.

 

 

Assessment task 3

Ungraded assessment

Influential 20<sup>th</sup> century Design leaders, assignment.

1. Identify the function of clothingx  
2. Identify 20th century influences on role of designers x x
3. Identify influences on fashion design from 20th century xxx
4. Identify construction techniques used through 20th century xx 
5. Analyse fashion influences on current practice xx 

Other Information

Work which is submitted after each due date (without aplication for special consideration) can only be assessed as competent or not competent. If  the work submitted is of a satisfactory standard it will be graded as a pass only.

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