Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project

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Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project

Have you even wanted to design your own line of clothes? In the PBL project "Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line," students will get to do just that! They'll research trends and influencing factors of fashion through the decades and then use what they've learned along with their own individuality and creative ability to develop a sportswear apparel prototype, as well as create a clothing line concept for a specific target audience. Taking a clothing line to manufacture, however, requires some high tech skills. Adobe Illustrator is essential tool in the fashion industry. Fashion designers use the software to sketch fashion flats to express their vision, create tech sketches to communicate ideas to a manufacturer, design repeating textile patterns and print designs and layout line sheets and presentation boards. Illustrator (as well as Photoshop) is used to create "Tech Packs," the blue print for creating a specific clothing or clothing line for manufacturers to use as instructions to produce a prototype. Fashion trends are influenced by people and events throughout the course of each decade's history. It is important for the modern day designer to understand the influence and impact people, history, and factors such as, technology, and media, have had on the changing fashion styles. With this awareness, the modern designer will be able to incorporate influences of the past into their present apparel designs and creations. Our interest in clothing and styles drives the fashion market. Famous designers and well-known brands catch the eye of consumers young and old. In the final lesson, students will create a Tech Pack document with instructions a manufacturer needs to convert a sketch/graphic into a prototype and apparel product. Students will be able to develop their personal brand and a clothing line design for original sportswear fashion. This project is brought to you by Sid Llera with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Gayle Nicholls-Ali.
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