Analysis of Clothing: From Flappers to ZootSuits|
Spring 2017 not offered
As we investigate clothing from a sociocultural perspective, we will do a close reading of garments in these particular time periods. Our focus may include construction techniques, pattern making, identification of fibers and textiles, as well as their origins. Discussions will cover the fashion industry and its connection to both art and commercialism, as well as its influence on diverse communities, among other topics.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Mclaurin, Alison, and Dr. Aoife Monks, COSTUME: READINGS IN THEATRE PRACTICE
Milbank, Caroline Reynolds, COUTURE, THE GREAT DESIGNERS
BASIC SEWING, 101 ESSENTIAL TIPS by DK Publishing
EVERYDAY FASHIONS OF THE TWENTIES: AS PICTURED IN SEARS AND OTHER CATALOGS
Course reader will be provided.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Projects will include a fabric swatch book, pattern analysis, hands-on sewing techniques, garment creation using found materials and costume investigation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
One required field trip to be scheduled outside of class time (Date TBD by early January); one costume investigation assignment will require outside field research.