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FDES 3202 / HUMI 3102 History of Italian Fashion Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design Program Spring 2020 Semester CEA & SRISA Hybrid - Florence

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FDES 3202 / HUMI 3102 History of Italian Fashion

ARTH 261 History of Italian Fashion Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Art History
Other Subject Area: Humanities, Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ARTH261/FDES-HUMI3202
Course Details: Level 200, 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: There are no any pre-requisite for this course, though an artistic background is helpful.


Using Italian fashion as a model, this course is structured to familiarize students with the history of Italian fashion design. From textile design and accessories, to haute-couture and prêt-a-porter, students will explore the many aspects of the Italian fashion industry. Visits to design studios, fashion exhibits and textile factories introduce students to the industry first hand.
The history of Italian fashion component of the course will begin pre-WWII, explore the High Fashion in Rome during the 50's, the birth of the Italian Fashion Industry in Florence, and ready to wear in Milan. There is a special focus, through videos and visits, on the lives and careers of the most relevant Italian designers of the 20TH century in order to offer a general understanding of the foundation of Made in Italy.

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