University of Technology Sydney

83343 Fashion Design: Past to Present

Requisite(s): (83231 Fashion Cultures AND 83341 Fashion Intersections AND (83342 Couture Techniques OR 83883 Couture Techniques) AND 85502 Researching Design Histories AND 85503 Thinking Through Design)



This subject encourages students to explore traditional techniques as a means to create and engage with an inquiry into complex fashion design outcomes. The emphasis of the subject focuses on generating individual and original fashion design solutions specifically in relation to the human form. Students advance their design and technical knowledge as they are challenged to design three-dimensionally for the body. The subject is supported by specialised lectures, case studies and studio practice. It investigates the historical and contemporary context of fashion, and is supported by approaches to fashion draping as an essential patternmaking methodology. This subject combines both design and technical practices. It enables students to engage with advanced fashion construction skills as appropriate to the high fashion and couture markets including hand-sewing techniques.

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Spring session, City campus

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