FDC 122 - History of Clothing
3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Introduction to clothing and personal decoration as a reflection of the wearer’s culture, time and place. Includes definition of essential characteristics in the western world, evolution of clothing, geographical and chronological grouping, and areas of analysis through research and projects.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify major silhouettes, garments, accessories, fads and fashions of each century
2. Describe social, political, economic, and aesthetic trends and occurrences.
3. Relate trends and occurrences in clothing, textiles, and accessories
4. Relate the ritual of dress to the present and future.
5. Predict for fashion or retail future trends based on area and work conditions.
Definition of Essential Characteristics of Forms Taken by Costume in the Western World
Swathed or draped
Fitted and sewn
Evolution of Clothing
Conditions in which forms evolved
Historical conditions and change
Lines along which changes spread
Geographical and Chronological Grouping
Middle Ages through Sixteenth Century
Seventeenth Century through Twenty-First Century
The History of Clothing Notebook: Areas of Analysis
Time and place
The wearer and body ideals
Textiles and decorative arts
Cosmetics, hair styles, body art
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