Course Title: Develop a fashion range

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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 Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ginny Yarton virginina.yarton@rmit.edu.au  

Travis Hart travis.hart@rmit.edu.au  

Nominal Hours: 100

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 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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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

Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities, self directed research and practical workshops. Self-directed research is an integral part of this holistic project. Out of class time for this project is around 20 hours a week. Students are to be reminded that this is a full time course.
The project has been sectioned into three parts, however each part has several tasks each with their own individual due dates, for more detailed information on each task please see individual task sheets. This is to assist orderly planning for all aspects of the project. Completion of the project on time to a satisfactory level is part of the assessment. Overcoming unforseen circumstances and problem solving are an interracial part of project management.
The student must complete each section relating to the overall project. The student must pass each task in order to be deemed competent and be able to gain a passing grade for the project.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduction to projects - PART A, B & C
Vision / direction of niche market
Research trend forecast
Introduction / review to Gerber
Pattern skill development
Week 2 - 3
Pattern skill development
Start business plan
Continue research and trend forecast
Generate and develop concepts / ideas
Design skill development
Fabric sourcing and testing
Gerber skill development
CAD skill development
Production skill development / block fitting
Week 4 – 5
Block development
Block fitting
Continue business plan
Develop concept / refine ideas
Design skill development
CAD skill development
Pattern idea experimentation
Fabric / embellishment testing
Start patterns for final sample garments
Begin costing
Week 6 – 7
Finalise blocks
Toile and experimentation
Start pattern for final
Continue business plan
Develop designs
CAD begin final presentation boards
Fabric / embellishment testing
Continue costing
Week 8 – 9
Pattern development
Toile and experimentation
Develop designs
Design skill development
CAD skill development
Pattern idea experimentation
Fabric / embellishment testing
Start pattern for final
Cut final
Start production of final sample garments
Continue costing
Finalise business plan due week 8
Week 10
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Part A final patterns complete
Week 11
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Week 12
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Business plan review and reflection
Week 13
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Part A - garments and patterns due
Week 14
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Week 15
Part A graded patterns due
Part B final patterns due
Part B & C final storey boards due
Week 16
Presentation of all projects to teaching staff


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Extensive use of school and faculty library incluing use of internet , periodicals and trade magazines.

Further to this students are to also look at, assess, review and analysise current market trends, and final instore garment presentation (design, construction and finish is to be considered).


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

Part A – Small business proposal. This section applies skills associated with guiding the development of fashion product designs to meet client and business goals and strategies. Work may be applied for own processes or to direct activities of others. You are guided through the process of researching and selecting a viable fashion business proposition in a niche market area that you’d like to pursue. An economically sound Business Plan underpins the Course and your chosen fashion concept is completed through the production of a small look range or collection of prototype garments. The choice of garments should encapsulate the concept of the niche market area.
To successfully complete this section you must include:
 Business proposal and Plan
 Proof of research into business / design choice
 Design boards (inclusive of fabric swatches and colour choice)
 Correct technical diagrams complete with supporting specifications
 Garment cost sheets
 Justification of fabric choice by providing proof of appropriate fabric testing.
 Pattern drafts
 Garment toile’s’ and experimental component work
 Final patterns
 Computer graded patterns and fabric estimates based on proposed production information
 Completed final garments
Further information relating to section task please see the appropriate task sheet


Part B – Viability: Competition Garment. This highly creative section of the project and 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 based on the niche market developed in part A. The cat walk garment is to be highly detailed and contains advanced construction processes. Competition is to be the individual’s choice and the resulting garment(s) must meet the competition criteria.
To successfully complete this section you must include:
 Proof of research into design choice
 Design boards (inclusive of fabric swatches and colour choice)
 Correct technical diagrams complete with supporting specifications
 Garment cost sheets
 Justification of fabric choice by providing proof of appropriate fabric testing.
 Pattern drafts
 Garment toile’s’ and experimental component work
 Final patterns
 Completed final garments
Further information relating to each section please see the appropriate task sheet


Part C – Viability: commercial Range Students are to choose one of the three commercial design briefs; and then design a small range of commercial garments to be developed to a conceptual stage. The mini range proposal is analysed and modified for mass production. The student must identify the proposed label, and research into this label in order to justify their choice.
To successfully complete this section your final work must be supported by:
 Choose a label or organisation that produces mass market garments as outlined in your brief
 Provide proof of research
 Design boards
 Colour and fabric choices (inclusive of fabric swatches)
Further information relating to each section please see the appropriate task sheet


Assessment Matrix

 Task 1
Business plan
Task 2
Design
Task 3
Pattern making
Task 4
Garment Production
Task 5
Support Documentation
Interpret Brief X   
Research fashion range development proceduresXX  X
Analyse target marketXX  X
Plan initial concept for range development X  X
Develop fashion range X  X
Cost fashion range XXXX
Present fashion range X  X
Maintain records XXXX

Other Information

Refer to individual task sheets (as handed out in class) for further details and information.

Homework
Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours (a minimum of 20 hours per week). This includes visiting fashion enterprises and sourcing information online. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time. 
 

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