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BUSI 3101 / FDES 3301 Trends Forecasting for the Fashion Industry Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design Program Spring 2020 Semester CEA & SRISA Hybrid - Florence

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BUSI 3101 / FDES 3301 Trends Forecasting for the Fashion Industry

HUM 231 Trends Forecasting for the Fashion Industry Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Humanities
Other Subject Area: Business, Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: HUM 231/BUSI-FDES 3101
Course Details: Level 200, 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90


Students will study demographic, economic, social and historical forces and learn how to translate them into fashion forecasts. The course will analyze the basic principles of current trends, fashion fairs, and textile districts. Particular attention will be given to the Italian Apparel Industry, understanding its textile traditions and the most current clothing trends. Visits to forecasting bookstores, exhibitions, and fashion studios will be part of the learning process. This course is designed to give a wide overview of trends forecasting and how they apply to the fashion industry. The class will explore fashion terminology and study the structure of the fashion industry. The course will also highlight how the fashion industry is related to cultures and lifestyles by analyzing how they are implicated in both past and present society. Students will learn the main techniques used in forecasting and be able to work on independent forecasting projects.

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