Students’ Work

FASH 367 FUNctional Design: Innovations in Childrenswear

Re-invent the Onesie Project.  The design challenge was to update and innovate the traditional childrenswear “onesie” garment.  Students were required to interview parents with young children to create a user-centered design solution.  Solutions included new child-centric aesthetics, unique closures, and improved comfort.

CoDesign Project. Students were partnered with a codesigner: a child with special needs.  The children ranged in age from 4-9 years old, each with a different impairment.  The students met with their child partner multiple times to get to know them, take measurements and have fittings.  The final looks were modeled for at the Designs for Healthy Living Fashion Show.

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Short video documentary about class (courtesy Ashley Barnas):

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Original Collection Project.  Students formed teams and created an original childrenswear collection.  The design challenge was to ideate an original brand that was a synergy of the individual student’s aesthetic.  The brand must have an unique identity for the childrenswear market.  Teams created a capsule collection to present brand concepts.

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FASH 324 Apparel Design by Draping

Journal Assignments. Sketching assignments were given throughout the semester. Design challenges varied from

Ready to Wear Project.  Each student was assigned a mass market womenswear brand and tasked with designing a daytime dress that aligned with their given brand’s identity.

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Sustainable Design Project.  The design challenge was to create a sustainable dress design using zero waste patternmaking techniques demonstrated & workshopped in class.  Students were given freedom to explore techniques and sources of aesthetic inspiration.

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Celebrity Eveningwear Project.  Students chose a celebrity and red carpet event as inspiration for the eveningwear project.  Project constraints were bustier & boning must be included and one or more couture-level construction techniques.

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fash 133 Fashion art studio

Journal Assignments. Students were given several sketchbook assignments that reflected understanding and application of aesthetic concepts discussed in class.

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Accessory Assignments. There were three accessory design assignments serving as opportunities to engage students in the concepts of various design elements & principles: rhythm, pattern, emphasis, balance, scale, etc.

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