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APP 260 - Fashion Analysis and Design

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Emphasis is placed on all phases of the apparel business planning process, including strategic planning, merchandise planning, creative planning, technical planning and production planning, as well as discussions of the various types of retailers that sell the apparel products to the consumer. Design elements and design principles are applied to apparel design analysis. Basic garment styles are studied. Fashion forecasting and sources of inspiration are discussed. Current trends are prepared by the student in a research project. Students will learn how to develop a successful group line. Designer history and concepts are researched and shared in a project prepared by the student. The wide variety of fashion-related careers is also covered in this course.
Competencies
  1. Explain the role of product development in the apparel supply chain
    1. Describe product development
    2. Describe a linear apparel supply chain
    3. Describe components of a virtual apparel supply chain
  2. Explain product development variations
    1. Define wholesale brands
    2. Define store brands
    3. Define private labels
    4. Define mass customized products
    5. Define licensed products
  3. Give examples of Technological Management Tools used to achieve Quick Response (QR)
  4. Describe the business planning components of the apparel industry
    1. Explain strategic planning
    2. Explain merchandise planning
    3. Explain creative planning
    4. Explain technical planning
    5. Explain production planning
  5. Describe the three stages of apparel product development (Line concept, line development & line presentation).
    1. Describe the difference between a prototype sample and a production sample
  6. Explain considerations regarding the apparel product mix
    1. Define Haute couture, Designer RTW (prêt-a-porter), Contemporary Designer, Bridge, Better, Moderate, Fast Forward or Low End Contemporary, junior/tweens, mass market (budget, discount)
  7. Explain how apparel developers (designers) identify their target market
  8. Describe general consumer trends in apparel
  9. Describe each phase in the fashion cycle
    1. Define a trend, a fad and a classic
  10. Discuss resources and techniques used for trend, color and fabric forecasting
    1. Prepare a current trend project
  11. Explain considerations in the fabric selection process made by the product developers (designers).
  12. Describe methods used for developing design ideas (sources of inspiration).
  13. Identify the six elements of design in apparel design
    1. Select examples of apparel for each of the six design elements
    2. Describe illusions that each of the elements can create
  14. Identify the five design principles in apparel design
    1. Select examples of apparel for each of the five design principles
    2. Describe illusions that each of the design principles can create
  15. Identify basic garment styles: (knit tops, sweaters, shirts & blouses, jackets, coats, dresses, skirts, pants, necklines, collars, sleeves).
  16. Explain line development
    1. Define an item line
    2. Develop a balanced group line using the parameters of line development on a concept board
  17. Describe methods used for pattern development
    1. Define flat pattern (2-D)
    2. Define draping (3-D)
    3. Define grading
    4. Define markers
  18. Identify size categories of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel
  19. Discuss sourcing alternative in apparel production
  20. Prepare a cost sheet for a specific garment in a specific current pattern book using a budget and good design principles
  21. Explain the role of wholesale sales in the product development and production process
  22. Explain how wholesale pricing and retail pricing differ with regard to mark up
  23. Describe the apparel production process
  24. Discuss the different forms of apparel retailing
  25. Identify design concepts used by well known (past & present) designers
  26. Prepare a designer research report with visual aids
  27. Explain the variety of careers available in the fashion industry



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