Course Title: New Fashion Propositions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: New Fashion Propositions

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Pia Interlandi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7559

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus 8.12.006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Increasingly contemporary fashion practice demands new propositions and approaches. As the cultural, political, environmental, and social conditions surrounding the fashion industry rapidly change, the next generation of designers have the opportunity to contribute to reshaping the industry to reflect and react to these changes. 

In this course you will explore and experiment with new propositions for materials, forms, expressions and experiences of fashion. This course encourages critical and alternative approaches that do not fit the classic frameworks for the study and presentation of fashion practice—Including approaches related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). 

The diverse range of approaches and methods explored in this course will lead to an equally diverse range of outcomes that can be negotiated with your course coordinator. These could include cross-disciplinary or partner strategies, or non-collection outcomes that are backed by thorough contextual review.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable

Course Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO 1: Identify important lines of interrogation and critically analyse the wider discourses related to your specific questions about fashion practice

CLO 2: Demonstrate cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice

CLO 3: Discuss the dimensions of your practice, recognising the skills and knowledge you have acquired through your studies and their transferability to Fashion and Textiles Industry and/or aligned sectors

CLO 4: Synthesise learning and disseminate proposals and prototypes in a diverse set of outcomes. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion practice. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources.

You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.  There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the courses learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment 1: FINDING NEW FASHION - Looking back to look forward (Reflective analysis and peer review) (25%)
CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment 2: NEW FASHION PROPOSITIONS - Looking forward (Case study evidence and exploratory swatches) (30%)
CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment 3: NEW FASHION PROTOTYPE (Visual realisation of project outcome in a folio and digital submission) (45%)
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.