Course Title: Develop a fashion range

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP5178C

Course Title: Develop a fashion range

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6079 - 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

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


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:

LMTFD6006A Develop a fashion range


1. Interpret brief
2. Research fashion range development procedures
3. Analyse target market
4. Plan initial concepts for range development
5. Develop fashion range
6. Cost fashion range
7. Present fashion range
8. Maintain records

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.
2.1 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.
3.1 Profile of target market population is obtained.
3.2 Demographics of target market are identified.
3.3 Intended purpose of fashion range is established.
3.4 Current styles and fashion trends are analysed.
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.
5.1 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.
6.1 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.
7.1 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.
8.1 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

This unit 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 and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Project Brief introduced, avenue for project researched and decided
• Preliminary concepts
• Target market identified
• Fashion trends identified
• Design Concepts (including purpose of design and user expectations
• Additional expertise identified (if necessary)
Week 2
Continue with Project – Story board due
• Fashion Range concepts
• Styles
• Source Fabrics Trims & accessories
• Production Feasibility
• Costs estimated
Week 3 - 7
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
• 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 unforseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Your assessment tasks are a combination of practical and theoretical. Assessment will occur throughout the course, enabling you to receive ongoing feedback about your progress. Written feedback will be provided for each piece of work.

Authentication of Work

PLEASE NOTE: Tasks that work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary.

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

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
2. Patterns on Card
3. A collection of garments representing the fashion range.
4. A Business Plan.
5. Supporting documentation in the format of a bound report.
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

Other Information

Graded Assessment

A pass in each assessment will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where there are multiple assessments for a single competency the students must achieve competency (a pass) in each assessment to be deemed competent. Competency MUST be achieved in all assessments of the course for a graded result to be obtained.

Assignment 1 20%
Fibre ID Quiz 10%
Yarn ID 10%
Fibre Properties 5%
Definitions 5%
Final Exam 50%
TOTAL ---------------------------------------------- 100%

Grade Mark Description
HD > = 80 High Distinction (Competency Achieved)
DI 70 - 79 Distinction (Competency Achieved)
CR 60 - 69 Credit (Competency Achieved)
PA 50 - 59 Pass (Competency Achieved)
NN < 50 Fail (Not Yet Competent)
CA Not Applicable Competency Achieved
NYC Not Applicable Not Yet Competent

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