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2021-2022 College Catalog 
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FDC 131 - Fashion Styling

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of the function of wardrobe in contemporary life. Includes U.S. and world trends, elements and principles of design applied to clothing selection and coordination, color, figure analysis, personal style, wardrobe evaluation, and hair and makeup as a key element in wardrobe and fashion fashion styling.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify clothing as a powerful resource and as a universal element in non-verbal communication.
  2. Identify the core elements and principles of design applied to clothing and their influence on body image.
  3. Identify the properties of body shape and personal coloring and how they relate to clothing selection.
  4. Identify trends versus classic styles.
  5. Identify how personality and personal style relates to fashion and clothing selection and coordination.
  6. Plan a wardrobe for client, self, model, or window display from everyday style to mass marketing campaigns.
  7. Discuss perspectives and application of work of several current wardrobe stylists or clothing and image analysis.
  8. Discuss how hair and makeup works as a key element in fashion styling

  1. Introduction
    1. Clothing: a powerful resource
    2. Ritual of Dress
  2. Clothing and the Wearer
    1. U.S. and World trends
    2. Historical perspective: wardrobe through the 20th century
  3. Art Applied to Wardrobe
    1. Yin and Yang
    2. Elements:
      1. Line
      2. Shape
      3. Color
      4. Texture
      5. Pattern
    3. Principles
      1. Repetition
      2. Rhythm
      3. Harmony and Unity
      4. Balance
    4. Proportion and Scale
  4. Color
    1. Properties of Color
      1. Temperature
      2. Hue
      3. Value
      4. Intensity
      5. Quality
      6. Harmony
    2. Personal Coloring
      1. Hair, skin, and eyes
      2. The 4 seasons of color
      3. Light or deep, warm or cool, clear or soft
    3. Psychological effect and perceived messages of color
  5. Figure Analysis for Women and Men and Clothing Application to Physical Appearance
    1. Tubular
    2. Inverted triangle
    3. Rounded
    4. Rectangle
    5. Hourglass
  6. Personal Style as it Relates to Fashion
    1. Dramatic
    2. Sportive
    3. Romantic
    4. Elegant
    5. City Chic
    6. Relaxed
    7. Trends versus classic
  7. Wardrobe for Women and Men
    1. Lifestyle Evaluation
    2. Wardrobe goals
    3. Budget
    4. Organization (Clusters)
  8. Hair and Makeup as a Key Element in Wardrobe and Fashion Styling

Effective Term:
Spring 2016

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