Fashion Design

Course Description:

Fashion Design is an aesthetic and technical exploration of fashion as functional pieces of art. Creation of garments will be emphasized, but fashion history and criticism will also be addressed. Students learn and apply various aspects of design necessary to create sketches, clothing designs, and actual garments. Students will explore modern fashion trends to gain an understanding of the cultural, social, political, and economic influences on fashion design. Through demonstrations and the use of industry vocabulary, students will learn how to read patterns and operate a sewing machine properly and construct functioning pieces. Throughout the year, students will gain an understanding of how fashion design is connected to other academic disciplines and the various career opportunities in the field. Drawing skills are a plus, but are not required. This course can be taken to fulfill a Practical Art or VPA credit at La Costa Canyon High School.

Academic Content Standard:

Fashion and Interior Design Knowledge and Performance Anchor Standards:

2.1 Recognize the elements of communication using the sender receiver model

2.2 Recognize the use of style guides in the industry

2.4 Interpret verbal and nonverbal communication and respond appropriately

2.7 Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of digital media information and communications technology

3.1 Identify personal interest, aptitudes, information, and skills necessary for informed career decision-making

3.3 Explore how information and communication technologies are used in career planning and decision-making

5.1 Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view to solve problems

5.4 Interpret information and draw conclusions, based on the best analysis, to make informed decisions.

6.3 Use health and safety practices for storing, cleaning, and maintaining tools, equipment, and supplies

6.6 Maintain a safe and healthful working environment

7.4 Practice time management and efficiency to fulfill responsibilities

9.3 Understand the characteristics and benefits of teamwork, leadership, and citizen ship in the school, community, and workplace setting

10.8 Explore and experiment with different textile fibers, fabrics, and finishes used for apparel and furnishings

11.5 Create a portfolio, or similar collection of work, that offers evidence through assessment and evaluation of skills and knowledge competency as contained in the anchor standards, pathway standards, and performance indicators.

Recycled Materials Dress

Fanny Pack


Sewing with Patterns