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Course Description

Fashion is a reflection of society's major events, and current trends in art, music, and technology. Fashion styles often cycle and repeat themselves as they are “reinvented” by current designers. In this class, you will learn about fashion from the 20th century to the present day and how events in art, music, history etc., influenced each fashion trend. You will also use FIT’s archives to see original designer garments as well as issues of vintage fashion magazines. Students will research a period that inspires them the most and create a final mood board to use as future fashion inspiration!


ELIGIBLE GRADES: High School students entering grades 9 through 12 as of the upcoming Fall semester.

See below for required course supplies.

  • Pencils with erasers
  • Small Sketch pad, any size for jotting ideas into and note-taking (or tablet/ipad, if electronic sketching is preferred)
  • Rubber cement (or glue stick, but rubber cement is much neater and more professional)
  • Scissors
  • Access to a color printer (which can be done at home or at a Copy Store/Staples, etc.)
  • 5-6 pieces of Black Poster or Matt Board (around 24”x36”)
  • Black matte masking tape to tape boards together (around 1-½” wide)
  • Cell phone with camera or digital camera with which to take research photos (no flash in museum or library).
  • Cell phone or any internet-enabled tablet with which to do research from during class
Please note: Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. We recommend that you wait until a week before class starts to purchase supplies. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur. Instructor assignments are subject to change.
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Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024
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