FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Textile and Fashion Design

FA 152 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Fashion Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 152
Spring
1
6
4
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to inform students about the fashion industry and its components. In this class, the students will acquire the basic knowledge on fashion design and garment construction that will constitute a base for their future studies. Basic sewing and pattern-making techniques are also included in the course content.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to make collection analysis/ design by taking basic design principles into consideration.
  • will be able to realize a visual research to develop a collection for a product group.
  • will be able to design garments by using basic drawing and presentation techniques.
  • will be able to classify textile materials according to their basic qualities.
  • will be able to add dimension and volume to the fabric with various sewing and fabric manipulation techniques.
  • will realize basic sewing and pattern-making applications.
Course Description This course encompasses the fashion design process from inspiration through garment construction and fits improvement. The focus is on terminology, the creative process of design, pattern making, and sewing. The course provides students with the understanding and know-how of garment construction by analyzing the relationship with the human body. Handling the sewing machines and basic sewing techniques are included within the content.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Meeting with the students Introduction of the course, course program and the materials PRESENTATION1: Basic Design Principles and Their Applications in Fashion Design SW 1: Collection Analysis with Basic Design Principles / Presentation Board Preparation (Group Study) Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006). “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-39-0, Chapter 3
2 PRESENTATION 2: Introduction to Fashion Industry (Market Segments, Trend Systems and Sources of Inspiration) SW 1-Student Presentations: Oral Presentation of Presentation Boards + Studio Critique 1 Mbonu, E., (2014). “Fashion Design Research”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-179-6, Chapter 3 Gale, C., Kaur, J. (2004). “Fashion andTextiles: an Overview”, Berg, ISBN: 1-85973-813-3, Chapters 1, 2
3 PRESENTATION 3: Design Process (Concept Development) SW 2: Mind Map Preparation about General Design Concept + Studio Critique 2 Selection of Individual Design Concepts PRESENTATION 4: How to Design a Concept Board and a Sketchbook? SW 3: Concept Board Preparation Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006). “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-39-0, Chapter 1 Mbonu, E., (2014). “Fashion Design Research”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-179-6, Chapter 8
4 Design Process (Concept Development) SW 3 (Cont.): Concept Board Preparation + Studio Critique 3 Design Process (Design Development) PRESENTATION 5: Garment Structure and Details SW 4: Sketches about Design Details Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006). “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-39-0, Chapter 1 Mbonu, E., (2014). “Fashion Design Research”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-179-6 Chapter 8 Hopkins, J. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 05: Fashion Drawing” Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940411-15-3
5 PRESENTATION 6: Design Process (Textile Materials) (Fabric Types, Fabric Manipulations, Printing Techniques, and Other Surface Design Techniques) Virtual Studio Tour SW 4 (Cont.): Sketches about Design Details + Studio Critique 4 + Material Research Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006). “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-39-0, Chapter 2 Mbonu, E., (2014). “Fashion Design Research”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-179-6, Chapter 6 Iwamoto Wada, Y. (2002). “Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now”, New York : Kodansha International, ISBN: 4-7700-2777-X Udale, J. (2008). “Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion” Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-64-2
6 WORKSHOP WEEK Wolff, C. (1999). “The Art of Manipulating Fabric”, Krause Publications. ISBN: 9780801984969 Jackson, P. (2011). “Folding Techniques for Designers”, Laurence King. ISBN 978-1-85669-721-7 Jackson, P. (2015). “Complete Pleats: Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-601-2
7 PRESENTATION 7: Fashion Drawing and Representation SW 5: Design Process (Collection Development) SW 5 (Cont.): Design Process (Collection Development) + Studio Critique 5 Selection of Final Product Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006). “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-39-0, Chapter 4 Renfrew, E. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-95-6
8 PRESENTATION 8: Giving 3D Form to Fabric SW 6: Form Exercises with Textile Materials SW 6: Oral Presentation about Exercise Outcomes + Studio Critique 6 MIDTERM: Introducing Sewing Machine / Basic Sewing Exercises (Straight line, Curved line, Zig-zag line) Chunman Lo, D. (2011). “Pattern Making: Portfolio Skills. Fashion & Textiles”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 978-1856697507, Pages: 16-17 Wolff, C. (1999). “The Art of Manipulating Fabric”, Krause Publications. ISBN: 9780801984969 Jackson, P. (2011). “Folding Techniques for Designers”, Laurence King. ISBN 978-1-85669-721-7 Jackson, P. (2015). “Complete Pleats: Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-601-2 Nakamichi, T. (2010). “Pattern Magic”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-85669-705-7 Nakamichi, T. (2011). “Pattern Magic 2”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-85669-706-4
9 MIDTERM: Basic Skirt Pattern Production of a Sample Fischer, A. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-75-8 Shoben, M., Ward, J. P. (2012). “Pattern cutting and making up: the professional approach”, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0750603645, Pages: 131-163 Joseph –Armstrong, H. (1995). “Patternmaking for Fashion Design”, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-321-03423-6
10 MIDTERM: Developing Skirt Variations Production of a Sample Fischer, A. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-75-8 Shoben, M., Ward, J. P. (2012). “Pattern cutting and making up: the professional approach”, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0750603645, Pages: 131-163 Joseph –Armstrong, H. (1995). “Patternmaking for Fashion Design”, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-321-03423-6
11 MIDTERM: Developing Skirt Variations Production of a Sample Fischer, A. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-75-8 Shoben, M., Ward, J. P. (2012). “Pattern cutting and making up: the professional approach”, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0750603645, Pages: 131-163 Joseph –Armstrong, H. (1995). “Patternmaking for Fashion Design”, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-321-03423-6
12 FINAL PROJECT: Construction of a Skirt + Presentation Boards
13 FINAL PROJECT: Construction of a Skirt + Presentation Boards
14 FINAL PROJECT: Construction of a Skirt + Presentation Boards
15 Course Review
16 Final Jury

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Sorger, R., Udale, J. (2006), “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-39-0

Mbonu, E., (2014). “Fashion Design Research”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-179-6

Wolff, C. (1999). “The Art of Manipulating Fabric”, Krause Publications. ISBN: 9780801984969

Jackson, P. (2011). “Folding Techniques for Designers”, Laurence King. ISBN 978-1-85669-721-7

Jackson, P. (2015).  “Complete Pleats: Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78067-601-2

Udale, J. (2008). “Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion” Ava Publishing. ISBN: 978-2-940373-64-2

Hopkins, J. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 05: Fashion Drawing” Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940411-15-3

Renfrew, E. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-95-6

Fischer, A. (2009). “Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction”, Ava Publishing. ISBN 978-2-940373-75-8

Shoben, M., Ward, J. P. (2012). “Pattern cutting and making up: the professional approach”, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0750603645

Joseph –Armstrong, H. (1995). “Pattern Making for Fashion Design”, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-321-03423-6

Nakamichi, T. (2010). “Pattern Magic”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-85669-705-7

Nakamichi, T. (2011). “Pattern Magic 2”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-85669-706-4

 Chunman Lo, D. (2011). “Pattern Making: Portfolio Skills. Fashion & Textiles”, Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 978-1856697507, Pages: 16-17

Gale, C., Kaur, J. (2004).  “Fashion andTextiles: an Overview”, Berg, ISBN: 1-85973-813-3

Iwamoto Wada, Y. (2002). “Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now”, New York: Kodansha International, ISBN: 4-7700-2777-X
 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
6
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
9
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
6
96
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
6
1
6
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
1
1
Seminar / Workshop
1
1
1
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
1
1
Final Exam
0
    Total
121

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

X
2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

X
3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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