COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Innovations in Fashion Products and Technologies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 423
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 main objective of this course is to discuss the innovations and the new developments in fashion products, materials and technologies and investigate the intersection of design, fashion, science, technology and innovation management.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to describe the effects of technology in fashion design issues, considering the functionalities of the materials and products.
  • Will be able to discuss fashion design knowledge and design processes with innovative ideas.
  • will be able to produce a basic fashion product/collection.
  • will be able to analyze functional and social clothing needs in order to develop innovative design scenarios.
  • will be able to define innovative and futuristic materials and production processes related to fashion design
Course Description This course provides an understanding to relate fashion design discipline knowledge with innovative design, material and production techniques of today and of tomorrow. Contemporary functional and social clothing needs are investigated in order to conceptualize new design scenarios to fulfill these needs as wearable art forms or actual functional design solutions.

 



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 to the course Understanding the concept of innovation
2 Fashionable Technology: Theoretical Discourse Seymour, S. (2009), “Fashionable Technology”, Springer-Verlag/Wien. Chapter 1, pp12-25
3 Innovations in materials, processes and technologies related with fashion products Seymour, S. (2009), “Fashionable Technology”, Springer-Verlag/Wien. Chapter 1, pp26-92
4 Field Trip O’Mahony, M. Braddock, E.(2002), Sportstech: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion and Design, Thames & Hudson Ltd., Chapter 4, pp.132-175.
5 Studio work: Student research on innovative textile/fashion design studies for project preparation Clarke, S., Mahony, M. (2008), “Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design”, Thames & Hudson. ISBN.9780500286845
6 Studio work: Student research on innovative textile/fashion design studies for project preparation Clarke, S., Mahony, M. (2008), “Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design”, Thames & Hudson. ISBN.9780500286845
7 Field Trip / Seminar Quinn, B. (2010), “Textile Futures”, Berg Publications. ISBN: 9781845208073, Chapter 5, pp.109-140.
8 Workshop Packhchyan, S.(2008), Fashioning Technology, Make:Books. Chapters 1-2, pp.3-45
9 Workshop Packhchyan, S.(2008), Fashioning Technology, Make:Books. Chapters 1-2, pp.3-45
10 Field Trip / Seminar
11 Design research for innovative fashion design products/techniques Udale, J. (2006), “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. Chapter 1. Pages 12-54
12 Developing a concept for innovative fashion design scenarios Udale, J. (2006), “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. Chapter 1. Pages 12-54
13 Developing a collection Udale, J. (2006), “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. Chapter 4. Pages 110-126
14 Garment production Udale, J. (2006), “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design”, Ava Publishing. Chapter 3. Pages 71-82
15 Review
16 Presentations
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Colchester, C. (2007), “Textiles today: A global survey of trends and traditions”, Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 978-0500288030

Clarke, S., Mahony, M. (2008), “Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design”, Thames & Hudson. ISBN.9780500286845

Guerrero, J. A.. (2009), New Fashion and Design Technologies, A&C Black Publishers, ISBN:9781408123812.

Loschek, I. (2009), “When Clothes Become Fashion: Design and Innovation Systems”, Berg Publications. ISBN: 978-1847883674

McKelvey, K. Munslow,J. (2003), “Fashion Design: Process, Innovation and Practice”, Wiley-Blackwell Publications. 978-0470655771

O’Mahony, M. Braddock, E.(2002), Sportstech: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion and Design, Thames & Hudson Ltd., ISBN:0500510865

Packhchyan, S. (2008), “Fashioning Technology, a DIY Intro to Smart Crafting”, Dale Dougherty. ISBN:0596514379

Quinn, B. (2010), “Textile Futures”, Berg Publications. ISBN: 9781845208073

Quinn, B.(2007), “Techno Fashion”, Berg Publications.  978-1859735992

Seymour, S. (2009), “Fashionable Technology”, Springer-Verlag/Wien. ISBN:9783211795910

Seymour, S. (2010), “Functional Aesthetics: Visions in Fashionable Technology”, Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 9783709103128

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
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
1
20
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
16
Final Exams
    Total
125

 

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.

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