Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Michelle Shepherd

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9107

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Course Description

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit is to be followed by the competency LMTFD4003B Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4014B Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques


1. Identify the function of clothing

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. Identify 20th century influences on role of designers

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. Identify influences on fashion design from 20th century

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. Identify construction techniques used through 20th century

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. Analyse fashion influences on current practice

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

At the end of this course students will demonstate skills and knowledge to investigate and present information on influential designers of the 20th century, and investigate and present information on  major events and influences on the fashion industry of the 20th century, conveying all necessary information in an appropriate manner

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will enable studnes to work individually as well as in a group. The assessed learning activities covered are

Assessment 1 - Designer Style profile, Students have the opportunity to investigate a past fashion designer and discuss how the effects of social, cultural and economic forces over a period of time have influenced their designs.

Assessment 2 - Class Assessment Style tribes Presentation,  Students will work in a group to research a Style Tribe and discuss what factors may influence the way people dress, and present their findings back to the class