This course introduces students to the concept of fashion design and textile design as art forms unique to the fashion industry. Course content includes the social, cultural, familial, and personal aspects of apparel choices; fashion “language”; color theory; elements and principles of art and design; introduction to fashion history; overview of fashion designers and their work; an introduction to textiles; apparel design evaluation; and fashion careers exploration. Students will apply their acquired knowledge through research, written essays, written evaluations, and the creating of original fashion and textile designs.

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