Undergraduate Course: Fashion; drawing, construction and embellishment (LLLA07119)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
This course will introduce students to simple garment construction taking their inspiration from traditional dress from around the world. Students will be encouraged to research a range of world fashions and cultures and to explore diverse solutions to both making and wearing clothes. The course will look at structure and construction of simple garments as well decoration and embellishment. Students will learn basic dressmaking skills and a range of creative approaches with stitch and fabrics construction. Students will be encouraged to explore the creative potential of working with new and re-cycled textiles and record ideas and research through a personal sketchbook/visual journal leading to a range of investigative samples and a finished wearable item.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
develop a body of research, which demonstrates an understanding and contextual awareness of a range of fashion design and garment construction cultural precedence
Demonstrate an understanding of simple garment construction to explore the creative potential of traditional and experimental techniques through a range samples evolving an ambitious personal creative outcome.
Select, edit and present a coherent a range of drawings, samples and finished works, which demonstrate a creative and informed use of textiles, and stitch as applied to fashion.
Crill.R 2002 Dress in Detail from Around the World. V&A Publications, London
Rieff Anawalt. P. 2007 The World History of Dress. Thames and Hudson, London
Black. S 2006. Fashioning Fabrics, contemporary textiles in fashion. Black Dog Publishing.
FUKAI, A., 2002, Fashion: the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute: a history from the 18th to the 20th century, London: Taschen
GEOFFROY-Schneiter, B., 2001, Ethnic Style, Translated by Dusinberre, D., New York: Assouline.
WALKER, H., 2011, Less is more: minimalism in Fashion, London: Merrell
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Develop a range of hand and machine sewing skill
Develop an understanding of textile/garment construction and care
Develop a body of research/develop sketchbook
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400