University of Technology Sydney

83119 Thinking Fashion

6cp; 3hpw: 1hr (lecture), 2hrs (studio)
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This subject provides a foundation to fashion design practice. Through a series of lectures and design studio tutorials, students gain knowledge and design skills to enable them to undertake practical and theoretical investigation into the area of fashion practice.

The lecture series introduces students to key theories of fashion on the cultural, political and social significance of the dressed body. Topics include the fashion system, semiotics of fashion, introduction to fashion history, fashion as art and conceptual approaches to fashion.

Design studios provide a practical context to examine the relationships between a range of media, creative exploration and conceptual development. The subject culminates in the creation of an original fashion design project utilising conceptual approaches and practical investigation.

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Autumn session, City campus

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