Fashion Studies (Standard)

Credits: .5

Students will profile prominent designers and/or design houses by studying early dress. The course will begin a focused study in the 1700/1800s then progress to the turn of the century through the 1900s. Students will look at how fashion has changed through the decades, post-2000s and then compare and contrast with the fashion industry as it currently stands. Modern dress will be studied in depth, focusing on specific facets of the modern fashion industry. We will look at hallmark facets and how they have changed; trends, production, labor, socioeconomic standing, status through clothing, and emotional and psychological factors. Fashion studies will look mostly at Western fashion, specifically in Europe and North America. Meets every other day.