83723 New Textile Technologies6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 3hpw (studio)
Requisite(s): 83622 Studio: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 1 AND 83233 Fashion Illustration Fundamentals 2 AND 83882 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 2
Fashion and Textile Design
This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of textile digital print design and constructed textiles. Through a series of workshops, students explore creative methods to design with textiles as a platform to explore social, political, sustainable narratives in keeping with the cultural and technological changes in the world today. The emphasis is on individuality, originality and innovation. Students explore both experimental textile construction and digital print design. In this subject students are encouraged to develop a personal style through a creative approach to textiles through photography, drawing, painting and graphics. Students learn how to design a technical repeat print and prepare artwork/files for digital print production for industry. They refine their presentation skills to develop a professional digital portfolio. A series of lectures and workshops introduce students to contemporary textile designers with the aim to generate an awareness of creative potentials for textile design innovation. An emphasis throughout this subject is placed on a professional and sustainable print room practice. The subject is linked to industry sponsorship opportunities.
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