Fashion Design 300

DSNF 300: Junior Studio I

Prerequisites:DSN 223, DSNF 205, DSNF 207; 2.5 in-major GPA, passing Portfolio Review

Credit Hours: (3) Six hours studio

Intermediate apparel design. Translation of original garment ideas from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional form.

Detailed Description of Course

The student will explore the principles, methods and techniques of garment design by draping and the flat pattern processes. Topics include dart manipulation, style lines, adding fullness, contouring, garment details, and the design process.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Demonstration will provide an overview of the draping and flat pattern methods. The studio environment provides hands-on experience in draping and flat pattern garment design and product development.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Knowledge of:
1.    Designing for competition.
2.    Human factors related to garment structure, function, and aesthetics.
3.    Intermediate apparel design techniques.
4.    The interrelationship of fabrics, style lines and pattern development.
5.    Relationship between garment design and the human form.
6.    Aesthetic evaluation of apparel design for a target market.
7.    Pathways to design revision based on critique and constructive criticism.
8.    Self-directed design problem solving.
9.    Critical thinking from the two-dimensional to three-dimensional form.
10.    Design realization from concept to finished garment.
11.    Apparel line development to address specific aesthetic and functional goals.
12.    Use of color in application
            a.    Demonstrate color principles and theories
            b.    Appropriately select and apply color for multiple applications
            c.    Appropriately apply color in all visual communications.
Understanding of:
13.    Garment fit; fitting devices use and evaluation for a variety of silhouettes.
14.    Design process documentation and implementations.
15.    Garment style identification.
16.    Garment specifications and pattern standards.
17.    Critical listening skills.

Assessment Measures

Studio assignments, including draping and pattern making exercises and critiques will assess the students’ knowledge of the human form and garment fit and their ability to apply the problem solving process. Quizzes will assess students’ knowledge of course content. Written and oral critiques, preliminary design ideas, craftsmanship and concept development comprise an integral part of the evaluation criteria for all projects.

Other Course Information

Outcomes may include:
    Design journal and critique notes
    Apparel design matrix
    Garment style identification library    
    Notched and shawl collar, kimono and raglan sleeve mock-ups
    Fabric/grain explorations and analysis (team)
    Sleeve and collar exploration in mock-ups to lead to final original design
    Semester project – original design muslin and final dress/jacket ensemble in fashion fabric – specified sleeve and collar must be apparent
    Target market apparel group presentation
    Deconstruction of more complex structures
    Mockup of jacket garment from 303 and pants from 304 (such a the Alpaca competition)
    Finished garment and production ready pattern (such as that for the AATCC C2C competition)

Review and Approval
March 2010