Enroll in Introduction to Fashion Design with Dolphin STEM Academy
Introduction to Fashion Design is a one-semester course intended to introduce students
to the basics of fashion design. This course is designed to provide students insight on
the history of fashion and its place in the modern world and to help them understand
terms and concepts related to fashion. From the inspiration for a garment to creating
sketches until the final product takes shape is a long process that involves various
activities such as fashion forecasting, predicting consumer demand, drafting the
designer’s worksheet, pricing, etc. This course has seventeen lessons and four Course
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Describe the meaning of fashion, its key influences, and its place in the modern world.
• Describe the key components of fashion: the elements of design and the principles of design.
• Describe the two basic fashion categories and identify common fashion lines.
• Explain the relevance and state the contributions of key fashion capitals around the world.
• Trace the history of fashion from the seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century.
• Describe fashion in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
• Describe fashion in the United States in the mid-twentieth century.
• Compare the influences and contributions of key fashion innovators of the mid-twentieth century.
• Explain the stages in a fashion life cycle and identify the key factors that influence it.
• Describe the different fashion life cycles.
• Describe how fashion is perceived and accepted by a consumer.
• Identify and describe the predominant factors that influence consumer demand.
• Explain the process of fashion forecasting and list the sources that fashion forecasters use.
• Describe the preliminary steps for line and product development.
• Compare natural and man-made fibers and describe the process of textile production.
• Describe the process of garment development.
• Explain the steps in garment production, starting from a garment sample.