COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Fashion Trends and Predictions
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 401
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to analyze the factors defining design and consumption trends in the global fashion market and create future directions through prediction and forecasting via cases from the fashion industry.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to analyze fashion concepts regarding contemporary fashion trends
  • will be able to define fashion trends.
  • will be able to describe the lifecycle of trends through backcasting
  • will be able discuss social, cultural and artistic phenomenons regarding their impact on fashion industry
  • will be able to create a future trend based on current fashion trends
  • will be able to present current and future fashion trends through professional presentation techniques
Course Description In the first half of the course, students visualize the fashion concepts through moodboards , while in the second half they develop and predict a fashion trend for a future season to present creatively.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction-Course Structure
2 Evaluation of a Season + Fashion Mechanism + Evelyn Brannon, Fashion Forecasting, ( New York:Fairchild pub., 2001)4-10
3 Motivations of Fashion Michael Carter, Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes (Oxford: Berg ., 2003)Chapter 1 and 7 Malcolm Barnard ,Fashion as Communication (London and NY: Routledge., 1996) 47-67
4 Fashion Market Levels Diana Crane , Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing (University of Chicago Press, 2000)132-150
5 Fashion Lifecycle , Backcasting Annette Lynch and Mitchell Strauss, Changing Fashion: A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis and Meaning (Oxford: Berg.,2007 )Chapter 7
6 Fashion Consumer and Fashion Icon Eundeok Kim, Ann Marie Fiore and Hyejeong Kim, Fashion Trends : Analysis and Forecasting( Oxford: Berg, 2011) Chapter 2 and 5
7 Fashion Social Adoption Evelyn Brannon, Fashion Forecasting, ( New York:Fairchild pub., 2001)75-94
8 Midterm Submission + Final Project Introduction Martin Raymond , Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (London: Laurence King, 2010) Chapter 6
9 Future Gaze: Cultural Indicators Martin Raymond , Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (London: Laurence King, 2010) Chapter 5
10 Market Research & specific sector definitions Eundeok Kim, Ann Marie Fiore and Hyejeong Kim, Fashion Trends : Analysis and Forecasting( Oxford: Berg, 2011) Chapter 3
11 Design Inspirations Martin Raymond , Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (London: Laurence King, 2010) 6, 34-49 http://www.dezeen.com/ http://www.dazeddigital.com/
12 Fashion Map: Style Directions http://trendland.net/ http://www.anothermag.com/
13 The Look: Style color, line , fabric, access. directions http//: vogue.com http://www.net-a-porter.com/
14 Trend Presentation: Communication : Narrative of a trend Julia Gamster , Visual Research Methods in Fashion (Oxford: Berg, 2011)Chapter 5 and 8
15 Semester review
16 Final submission
Course Notes/Textbooks

Michael Carter, Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes (Oxford: Berg ., 2003)Bölüm1 ve 7

Malcolm Barnard ,Fashion as Communication (London and NY: Routledge., 1996) 47-67

Diana Crane , Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing (University of Chicago Press, 2000)132-150

Annette Lynch and  Mitchell Strauss, Changing Fashion: A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis and Meaning (Oxford: Berg.,2007 ) Bölüm 7

Eundeok Kim, Ann Marie Fiore and Hyejeong Kim, Fashion Trends : Analysis and Forecasting( Oxford: Berg, 2011) Chapter 2 and

Martin Raymond , Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (London: Laurence King, 2010) Bölüm 6

Julia Gamster , Visual Research Methods in Fashion (Oxford: Berg, 2011)Bölüm 5 ve 

Suggested Readings/Materials

“Fashion at the Edge” by Caroline Evans, 2003, Yale University Press. 9780300124675

 

“Street Style” by Ted Polhemus, 1997, Thames and Hudson. 978-0500277942

http://showstudio.com/

http://www.edelkoort.com/

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

http://artisnotdead.blogspot.com/

http://www.sleek-mag.com/

http://www.surfacemag.com/

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
8
40
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
10
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
8
4
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
14
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

X
2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

X
3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

X
6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

X
9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest