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About the Course

Among all objects of design, our clothes are the most universal and intimate. Like other kinds of design, fashion thrives on productive tensions between form and function, automation and craftsmanship, standardization and customization, universality and self-expression, and pragmatism and utopian vision. It exists in the service of others, and it can have profound consequences—social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental. Fashion as Design focuses on a selection of more than 70 garments and accessories from around the world, ranging from kente cloth to jeans to 3D-printed dresses. Through these garments, we’re going to look closely at what we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made, and what it means. You’ll hear directly from a range of designers, makers, historians, and others working with clothing every day—and, in some cases, reinventing it for the future. Studio visits, interviews, and other resources introduce the history and development of each garment and their changing uses, meanings, and impact over time. Course Learning Objectives: Develop critical tools to appreciate and contextualize fashion design—from everyday clothing to couture garments—through many different perspectives. Trace the history, development, and impact of garments over time, and explore how they may be reinvented. Investigate garments through multiple lenses including politics, identity, and economics. Understand more about the lifecycle of clothing, from its design and production to its marketing, distribution, and consumption. Better comprehend the choices you make about fashion with respect to the visual language of dress, individual and collective identities, and issues such as labor practices, sustainability, and body politics....

Top reviews


May 28, 2020

I would highly recommend this course for someone passionate about the industry. It's an Insightful course too deepen inside the fashion world, through history, identity, sustainability, and much more.


May 16, 2020

Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommended it to many. I am a mature student ( 55) and after this, I really feel I want to study a masters in fashion sustainability. Thanks for inspiring me.

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By Daniela D R

May 11, 2020

I learned so, so much. Great teachers, great topics to study, and great material!

By Kennia R M

Jan 26, 2019

el cuerso es bastante bueno, muy claro y te da una nueva perspectiva de las cosas


Jun 17, 2020

Learned many things from this course. I have got a lot of experience from this .

By Julia S

Jun 02, 2020

Amazing experience, very happy I decided to take this course. Thank you so much.

By Mariana C

Jul 04, 2020

Groundbreaking and very updated course about fashion in a anthropological view.

By Kethu R

Jun 23, 2020

its very helpful for those pupils who are going through the history of fashion

By Lau Z G

May 31, 2020

Truly appreciate this course, it gave me a basic knowledge of fashion design .

By Gabriela C

May 22, 2020

Mu completo. Una interesante mirada sobre la moda y el diseño de indumentaria.

By Onanong H

Apr 28, 2020

I like this course because it make me understand deeply about core of fashion.

By Edith

Feb 08, 2018

Great course. Thought I knew it all but this course taught me some new things.

By Cora G

May 18, 2020

Highly recommended if you want to learn about the story behind your garments.

By Katy X

Oct 05, 2020

This course helped me get more understanding of fashion in modern.

I love it!

By Parthiban T

Jun 05, 2020

After this Course a Simple White T-Shirt, is looking like a grandeur costume

By Osleydi

Nov 02, 2018

This is an incredible course and really beautiful for all the fashion lovers

By Jurgita M

Jul 05, 2020

Great online course that teaches critically assess fashion as design object

By MD. N U R

Jul 22, 2020

I have got huge experience about fashion history.Thanks all of my trainers

By Valerie G

Apr 06, 2020

Great course with broad history of fashion. Packed with great information.

By Gabriel G

Dec 08, 2017

Great course, super interesting, I recommended it to a bunch of my friends

By Hamza N

Jul 19, 2020

Brilliant course! Totally changed my perspective on Fashion and Clothing.

By Juliana L

May 20, 2020

Was amazing all the topicc, knowloges and the different views that I got

By Sharon W

May 03, 2020

I absolutely love this course! The content is so engaging and enriching.

By Monica C L

Jan 23, 2020

In love with this course. I am expecting another fashion course of MOMA.

By John D K

Jun 29, 2020

Amazing course! Insightful and engaging! Would definitely recommend it!

By Miranda E A

Mar 13, 2020

It´s amazing the way this curse made me see the fashion and his history