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FDES 2201 / HUMI 2101 Italian Fashion Industry
CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART260/FDES2201/HUMI2101
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course, though an artistic background is helpful.
Required Supplies: During orientation, students will receive a list of textbooks they are required to purchase. Students will be expected to provide their own supplies from a supply list. Instructors will supply the lists during the first week of classes. Students should not purchase any texts and/or supplies before orientation.
Using the Italian fashion industry as a model, students are introduced to the different workings and interrelationships of various industries and services that compose the fashion business. From textiles design and accessories to haut-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 course looks at how trends are evaluated, fabrics are selected and final products find their way from the drawing board to the runway and clothing racks.