COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Contemporary Fashion Designers
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 419
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To improve their knowledge their knowledge about the contemporary fashion designers and their design philosophy. To give an understanding of innovative and contemporary look within design research of the students. To prepare a workbook including the world's most important contemporary fashion designers.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to name famous contemporary fashion designers.
  • Students will be able to analyze authenticity, style and innovative solutions of contemporary fashion designers at the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Students will be able to evaluate designers with the different artistical, social, critical, political and historical approaches.
  • Students will be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.
  • Students will be able to analyze new innovative and inspiring approaches on their design practices and projects during their education.
Course Description This course contains to teach an archive on most leading contemporary fashion designers and informs on biographies and collections of these designers that will be a referential guide for further research of students.

 



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 Haider Ackermann / Azzedine Alaïa / Giorgio Armani / Kris Van Assche / Agnes B. / Christopher Bailey Burberry / Neil Barrett / 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 16/65
2 Luella Bartley / Walter Van Beirendonck / Véronique Branquinho / Thom Browne / Consuelo Castiglioni Marni / Dean & Dan Caten Dsquared / 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 66/99
3 Roberto Cavalli / Hussein Chalayan / Maria Cornejo Zero / Francisco Costa Calvin Klein / Giles Deacon / Christophe Decarnin Balmain / Ann Demeulemeester 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 100/145
4 Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana / Alber Elbaz Lanvin / Silvia Venturini Fendi / Alberta Ferretti / Limi Feu / Tom Ford / Dai Fujiwara Issey Miyake / John Galliano Christian Dior 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 146/217
5 Jean Paul Gaultier Hermès / Nicolas Ghesquière Balenciaga / Frida Giannini Gucci / Katharine Hamnett / Ann Valérie Hash /Desiree Heiss & Ines Kaag Bless / Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough Proenza Schouler / Tommy Hilfiger 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 218/279
6 Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren Viktor & Rolf / Margaret Howell / Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton / Rossella Jardini Moschino / Wolfgang Joop Wunderkind / Christopher Kane / Donna Karan / Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 280/345
7 Adam Kimmel / Sophia Kokosalaki / Michael Kors / Tao Kurihara Christian Lacroix / Karl Lagerfeld Chanel / Ralph Lauren / Christophe Lemaire Lacoste 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 346/407
8 Julien MacDonald / Hannah MacGibbon Chloé / Tomas Maier Bottega Veneta / Martin Margiela Maison Martin Margiela / Antonio Marras Kenzo / Stella McCartney / Alexander McQueen / Angela Missoni 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 408/463
9 Midterm
10 Roland Mouret / Kate & Laura Mulleavy Rodarte / Richard Nicoll / Nigo A Bathing Ape / Dries Van Noten / Lucas Ossendrijver Lanvin / Rick Owens / Bruno Pieters Hugo Boss 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 464/505
11 Stefano Pilati – Yves Saint Laurent / Zac Posen / Miuccia Prada / Gareth Pugh / John Richmond / Narciso Rodriguez / Sonia Rykiel / Jonathan Saunders Pollini 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 506/557
12 Marios Schwab / Jeremy Scott / Raf Simons Jil Sander / Martine Sitbon Rue du Mail / Paul Smith / Anna Sui / Jun Takahashi Undercover / Olivier Theyskens 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 558/613
13 Justin Thornton & Thea Bregazzi Preen / Aitor Throup / Riccardo Tisci Givenchy / Jean Touitou APC / Giambattista Valli / An Vandevorst & Filip Arickx AF Vandevorst / Donatella Versace / Stuart Vevers Loewe 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 614/657
14 Milan Vukmirovic Trussardi / Alexander Wang / Junya Watanabe / Vivienne Westwood / Bernhard Willhelm / Matthew Williamson / Yohji Yamamoto / Italo Zucchelli Calvin Klein 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Terry Jones (Ed.) Taschen, p. 658/708
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
3
36
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
2
Project
4
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
10
    Total
106

 

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.

X
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.

X
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