Assignments

Assignments

Project 1 Capstone project  30 pts – Working in self directed and self-chosen production teams of two or three people each team will develop and execute the material culture for start up fashion / accessory / beauty business. Students will be graded on their individual contribution to the overall success of the project.  Remember this is your chance to do your best work, using all your knowledge, to produce a great project to leave school with a great portfolio. This is also a chance to demonstrate being a team player, help your teammates to do their best work too.

 

Each team is required to recruit their own models, stylists and dresses for the fashion show.  For the Fashion show organization participants need to work on Documentation, PR, Music, MC, sponsorship, Show Line up and back stage organization, Programs.  The location and time is determined.  Monday June 10, 6 pm in front of Dolchini’s.  Call  time is 4:20 pm, models line up at 5:45, show is a 6 pm sharp.

 

Fashion Design

Students will research, develop and produce a collection of 5 -7garments.  Students are graded on the following

  • Creative Statement / Collaboration
  • Inspiration / Mood Board / swatches
  • Sketches
  • Techniques used in production

 

 

  • Innovation – 1 piece must include two of the following:

-innovative theme (story or audience)

-innovative material

-innovative construction method

  • 3-5 completed looks, 1 of which must be a closing look
  • List of 5 fashion houses that your collection complements or 5 stores that it fits into
  • Itemized list of costs: materials, time and net pricing for pieces.

(*Extra credit= Price production for one of your garments, such as cost of patterning, fabric and making of small runs. If self-producing, figure out your own costs for production.

  • Blog Posting of process and final garments
  • Fashion Show

 

Textiles

Students will research, develop and produce a collection of 5-7 textiles.   Student will earn up to 21 points for the following:

  • Creative Statement / Collaboration
  • Inspiration / Mood Board / Samples – yarn and dye
  • Sketches
  • Techniques used in production
  • Innovation – 1 piece must include two of the following:

-innovative theme (story or audience)

-innovative material

-innovative construction method

  • 3-5 completed textiles
  • Itemized list of processes for each textile.
  • Itemized list of costs: materials, time and net pricing for pieces.

(*Extra credit= Price production for a small run of one of your textiles. If self-producing, figure out your own costs for production.

  • List of 5 textile companies that your collection complements
  • Blog Posting of process and final garments
  • Fashion Show

 

Merchandizing

Students will research, develop and visual materials for designer, product or store.  Students will be graded on the following

  • Interview 1 designer/store owner to find out their steps to success.
  • Customer demographic – age, economic level, race, gender, etc.
  • Mood Board of customer to generate Branding.
  • Innovative Sales Strategy (what kind of store and where would it be located?)
  • List of brand/designer/store goals for a 2 year span with steps outlined of how to reach them (Literal/Brain of Brand)
  • Mission Statement for brand—Thesis for brand, and how you plan to carry this out (Theoretical Approach/Heart of Brand)
  • Logo / Business Cards
  • Labels / Signage
  • Store concept and layout / Web Design
  • Look book:  organization of shoot, styling, models, etc.
  • Fashion show

 

Project 2:  Portfolio    30 pts

A strong portfolio opens doors, and a weak portfolio closes them!

Your portfolio is often the only thing a person sees before deciding whether or not to contact you, and in many cases you may not be present to explain it (particularly on-line portfolios). There are fundamental qualities that all outstanding portfolios share, and a variety of principles and techniques that can help take your portfolio from average to excellent. If at all possible, your portfolio should be appropriate to the situation and reviewer, and all portfolios should show creativity, skills, range, thought, and ambition. It is the overall combination of these, plus that “special something,” that makes one designer stand above the others.

For more about portfolios http://www.coroflot.com/public/help_portfolio_tips.asp

 

Students will organize and present all elements of their final project, in a way, which communicates an advanced understanding of area of study (Design, Textiles, Merchandising).  The method of organization is up to the student.  IE there are no size or format requirements.

Students will be graded on:

 

  • Creative Statement
  • Inspiration / Mood Images
  • Presentation and Documentation

 

 

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