Textiles for Fashion
Students develop an understanding of fabrics based on the performance properties of fiber, fabric construction, and functional and aesthetic finishes. They also examine the role that fiber plays in fabric appearance, performance, price, and care. Topics include fabric sources, the fashion forecasting system, how to fabricate a line, how to produce a fabric storyboard, and how designers sample and buy fabric.
Prerequisite: Basic Sewing, Draping I, and Patternmaking
First class materials: Text: Fabric Science by Arthur Price, Allen C. Cohen, and Ingrid Johnson; Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics by Deborah Young
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