FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Textile and Fashion Design

FA 419 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Contemporary Fashion Designers
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 419
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to improve their knowledge their knowledge about the contemporary fashion designers and their design philosophy.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to discuss on the famous contemporary fashion designers.
  • Will be able to compare the different styles of the fashion designers of the 21st century.
  • Will be able to evaluate designers according to their different artistic, social, critical, political and historical approaches.
  • Will be able to analyse the cultural and economic importance of the contemporary fashion designers.
  • Will be able to describe different styles of different contemporary fashion designers.
Course Description The class will serve as a resource on the historically important international contemporary fashion designers by provding both retrospective and up to date information.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to course
2 League of Legends: Coco Chanel, Christian Dior & Yves Saint Laurent Their past, present and future100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen Florence Müller, “Yves Saint Laurent”, ISBN ISBN 1978 0 8109 9608 3, Abrams Books , Chaptet “Body & Gesture”, pages 169 - 197
3 This is America: Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan Brenda Polan, “The Great Fashion Designers”, ISBN 978 1 84788 227 1, Berg, Chapter: “Calvin Klein”, Pages 161 - 167
4 Italians Do it Better: Giorgio Armani, Versace, Fendi Brenda Polan, “The Great Fashion Designers”, ISBN 978 1 84788 227 1, Berg, Chapter: “Giorgio Armani”, Pages 167 - 173
5 Swinging London: Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen Andrew Bolton, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, ISBN 978-1-58839-412-5, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chapter: “Introduction”, pages: 17-30
6 Back to Paris: Louis Vuitton, Margiela, Schiaparelli Brenda Polan, “The Great Fashion Designers”, ISBN 978 1 84788 227 1, Berg, Chapter: “Martin Margiela”, Pages 229 - 235
7 Modern Icons: Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Miuccia Prada, Dries Van Noten Brenda Polan, “The Great Fashion Designers”, ISBN 978 1 84788 227 1, Berg, Chapter: “Tom Ford”, Pages 239 - 243
8 Midterm Computer with camera & microphone
9 Guest speaker Computer with camera & microphone
10 The New Front (Womenswear): Jacquemus, Demna Gvasalia, Marine Serre “Marine Serre and Simon Porte Jacquemus Are for Real”, The Cut. Feb 26, 2019
11 The New Front (Menswear): Virgil Abloh vs. Kim Jones, JW Anderson, Thom Browne “Kim Jones Wants to Rule the Fashion World”, Friedman, Vanessa, International New York Times. Jan 28, 2021
12 Trends: Genderless, sustainability, young talents “The Cult of Fear of God”, Silva, Horatio. In: Harper's Bazaar. Dec, 2020
13 Personal Project Presentation Vol. 1 Computer with camera & microphone
14 Personal Project Presentation Vol. 2 Computer with camera & microphone
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Polan, Brenda & Tredre, Roger - “The great fashion designers”

(2009, Bloomsbury Academic & Berg Publishers) 

Suggested Readings/Materials

Charlotte Sinclaire

Vogue on Dior

ISBN 9781613127773

Ilya Parkins

Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli: fashion, femininity and modernity

ISBN 854520542
 

Daniele Bott

Chanel: collections and creations

ISBN 978-0-500-51360-6

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
35
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
25
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
75
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
12
3
36
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
20
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
6
6
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
120

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

X
9

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

10

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

X
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).

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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