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Fashion and Costume Design Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about fashion and costume design. Learn about fashion through history, see fashion design sketches, and read how they are made. Also discussed are careers in fashion and costume design. There is a classroom activity and video tutorials about making fashion sketches.

Grades

  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

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This lesson teaches students about the history of fashion; includes: lesson summary, career connections, materials, background for teachers, student prior knowledge, intended learning outcomes, instructional procedures, extensions, assessment plan, and bibliography.
Read about how aspects of fashion affect people's daily lives. Read about different topics from hair dye to high-tech fabrics, or fast-food service and school uniforms.
Download images of croquis (figure drawings) that make fashion sketching easier. Available as a six-page PDF file. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This is a timeline of Western fashion from 1858 to 1990. Includes links to related articles. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Learn how to use a template to make quick fashion sketches as a designer. (Total Running Time: 2:11) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video shows you explores getting started drawing fashion sketches. (Total Running Time: 1:44) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video explores adding color to fashion sketches. (Total Running Time: 2:36) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video looks at the importance of shading for depth and perspective in simple fashion sketches. (Total Running Time: 1:48) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video gives tips for fine tuning fashion sketches. (Total Running Time: 1:54) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video explains what a croquis is and how fashion designers use them to make sketches. (Total Running Time: 1:22) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
Learn how to draw a fashion croquis for the front of a design. (Total Running Time: 1:20) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
Learn what details your final finished fashion croquis needs to include. (Total Running Time: 2:23) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video explores fashion design; includes ideas, inspiration, determining the function of the garmet and using the materials and resources to help develop an execution plan. (Total Running Time: 1:15) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video gets advice from a young fashion designer working in the industry. (Total Running Time: 4:51) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video looks at what the design process is in fashion design. (Total Running Time: 4:38) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video walk through designing using Digital Fashion Pro - fashion design software. (Total Running Time: 9:31) Note: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
Read a biography of this legendary fashion designer. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Browse the collections of the Bata Shoe Museum. There is a timeline of Western footwear fashion as well as images and information on shoes from around the world.

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