Course Title: Develop a fashion range

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5255C

Course Title: Develop a fashion range

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6089 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Virginia Yarnton:
Susie Weir:

Nominal Hours: 100

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop and present a fashion range to the client.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6006B Develop a fashion range


1. Interpret brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Fashion range development brief is reviewed and details checked to ensure correct interpretation.
1.2 Parameters of the project are established.
1.3 Roles of design team members are clarified.


2. Research fashion range development procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Fashion range trends are researched and relevant information relating to the project is obtained, including availability of materials.
2.2 Styles, colours, stories or themes of fashion ranges are analysed.
2.3 Fabric selection, availability and performance characteristics are analysed.
2.4 Supply chains for range development are identified.


3. Analyse target market

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Profile of target market population is obtained.
3.2 Demographics of target market are identified.
3.3 Intended purposeof fashion range is established.
3.4 Current styles and fashion trends are analysed.


4. Plan initial concepts for range development

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Concepts are developed to identify range of possibilities.
4.2 A range of storyboard themes is prepared related to fabrics, theme, stories and colours.
4.3 Fashion range accessorising is planned.
4.4 Appropriate concepts are selected for development in consultation with design team.


5. Develop fashion range

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Appropriate styles, trims and accessories are identified for target market.
5.2 Production feasibility is researched and confirmed.
5.3 Artwork, drawings, specifications and samples are prepared in appropriate format, including any additional documentation required.
5.4 Fashion range concepts are prepared for presentation according to agreed presentation strategy.


6. Cost fashion range

Performance Criteria:

6.1 All items and resources required for range are checked and confirmed.
6.2 Accumulated time is calculated to ascertain labour cost.
6.3 Material costs are obtained from relevant sources and compared, where necessary.
6.4 Total range costs are calculated, which include labour, materials and overhead cost estimates.
6.5 Amendments or modifications to range are negotiated and agreed upon as required to ensure design is within budget.


7. Present fashion range

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Features and benefits of fashion range are presented in a manner that encourages acceptance.
7.2 Client or workplace brief requirements are addressed in the presentation.


8. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Records of sample and range development, including details of style, construction, fabrics, patterns, costs and grading are produced.
8.2 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the required skills and knowledge as it applies to design development and presentation of a fashion range based on an occasion, theme or storyline. Design concept development processes will be conducted according to workplace practices and procedures.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of the DESIGNING FOR VIABILITY cluster.
This highly creative project has a strong focus on experimental design processes and students are guided on how to respond to a complex design brief. After browsing the many fashion competitions on offer, you choose and enter one. A catwalk creation is produced that is highly detailed and contains advanced construction processes. From this basis, a small range of commercial designs is developed to a conceptual stage. The mini range proposal is analyzed and modified for mass production.
Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities, self directed research and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Project Brief introduced, avenue for project researched and decided
(Decision made on competition to be entered and conditions and criteria of competition analyzed to ensure that it falls within the guidelines of the assignment brief)
• Preliminary concepts for both mini range and catwalk garment
• Target market identified for mini range
• Fashion trends identified
• Design Concepts (including purpose of design and user expectations )
• Additional expertise identified (if necessary)
Week 2
Continue with Project –initial ideas in story board form for range mini range are presented
• Fashion Range concepts target market for mini range identified
• Styles minimum of 12 garments for commercial range derived from catwalk garment, garments for mini range to be of commercial standard suitable for mass production.
• Source Fabrics Trims & accessories for both commercial range and catwalk garment begin testing process for suitability of all fabrication including any interlinings and linings
• Production Feasibility
• Costs estimated
Week 3 - 7
Completed artwork and storyboards due
Continue with Project –
• Patternmaking
• Toile/s
• Fitting/s
• Fabrics Trims & accessories confirmed
• Production feasibility
• Detailed costing including overheads all materials and labour
• Revision of work & adjustments to patterns & toiles
• Specifications
• Final patterns and grade plans
• Production of garment/s
Week 8
Completion and submission of Project
Week 9
Presentation of project to internal Assessment Panel

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing through observation and demonstration.

On completion of the Project, a portfolio of work is submitted. The portfolio contains several pieces of work:

1. Design Storyboards for both mini range and Catwalk garment. Competition Criteria for story boards must be meet, however in the case where the competition does not require story boards these must be produced in order to meet the assignment brief.
2. Patterns on Card with supporting toiles and notes relating to problem solving of design and construction aspects
3. A catwalk quality garment as a completed look that reflects the design brief of the competition this is to include acessories to complete the look.

4. A Business Viability study for the mini range. This must include research into the proposed host company for the mini range and a series of catalogue style diagrams in support of the mini range. Presented as a bound report this must include supporting documents including cost sheets and evidence of research into suitability of fabric and trims.

You are assessed on technical skills and knowledge as well as a host of relevant employability skills such as communication, teamwork, negotiation and the ability to project manage.

Assessment Matrix

 Storyboards & Technical DiagramsPatterns grade plans and toiles                   Production of final garments)                           A Business Viability study                
Interpret briefXXXX
Research fashion range development proceduresX  X
Analyse target marketXXXX
Plan initial concepts for range developmentXX X
Develop fashion rangeX  X
Cost fashion range   X
Present fashion rangeXXXX
Maintain recordsXXXX

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