University of Technology Sydney

83724 Studio: Bespoke Fashion

6cp; Lecture: 9-10am Studio: 10-12pm / 12.30-2.30pm / 3.30-5.30pm. Students have ownership over the Fashion Studios for the entire day on Wednesdays. Students are therefore expected to be in the Fashion Studios and Fashion Workshop working on Wednesdays, outside of face-to-face studio hours. Please expect to be working several hours outside of studio time.
Requisite(s): 83621 Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1 AND 83882 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 2 AND 83119 Thinking Fashion AND 83231 Fashion Cultures

Fashion and Textile Design


This subject builds on the speculative design strategies that students developed in first year into practical and material realisation of a personal design philosophy for a fashion collection. Students explore a making methodology that incorporates the interaction from 2D flat pattern-making to 3D making strategies. The subject provides students with enhanced fluency and practical skills: key to design process for fashion. These explorations inform a final four look collection from which students realise two finished fashion looks. Alongside this students create a Lookbook which provides a visual fashion context within which these two looks reside. Design studios provide a practical context to examine the possibilities of designing on the stand supported by technical construction studios which further support students' ability to develop, apply and mobilise pattern-making and sewing skills learned in first year. The project work is contextualised within contemporary design strategies and case studies of design which focus on cut-based shape exploration for fashion. The subject presents students with practical design strategies and their application in the broader global fashion context, with industry-engaged lectures and in-studio presentations.

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