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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Fashion as Design by The Museum of Modern Art

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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 27, 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 15, 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 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

By Lorena P

Dec 1, 2017

Excellent Course!! Congratulations and Thank you for this opportunity!!

By Amisha P

Jun 6, 2020

Thank you for this course. I will recommend this course to my friends.

By Tamara C

Jun 27, 2020

Would love to take it once more. Super useful information! Thank you!

By Chalita O

Apr 23, 2020

Thank you very much for the course, I learned a lot from this course.

By Angiluz S

Mar 27, 2018



By Fernando C F

Sep 23, 2020

Really great Course. Changed my perspectives on Fashion as design.

By Marine S

Sep 18, 2020

really intelligent thinking, modern thinking and a great diversity

By Malgorzata J

Sep 13, 2020

Very interesting and versatile course made accessible to everyone.

By Myvanwy W

Dec 13, 2019

I really enjoyed this course, it was well paced and I learnt a lot

By Jennifer T

Nov 7, 2017

This course is fantastic - well thought out and thought provoking.

By Harriet L

Jul 15, 2020

highly recommend! this course was super informative and very fun!

By Olamide A

Jul 3, 2020

Absolutely worth it. Learned so much about Fashion, I am thankful

By Catherine R

Apr 20, 2020

Un curso muy ultil para entrar en el mundo de la moda y el diseño

By Naufal A

May 30, 2020

I am very happy with my achievements and will continue to study.

By Belen S

Jan 11, 2018

Excelente experiencia! Se aprende muchisimo. Recomendado al 100%

By Vina K

Feb 2, 2021

Thank you so much to all my teachers for this wonderful course.

By mandy B e

May 15, 2020

i love this course i have learn a lot about fashion and design.

By Christos G

Nov 21, 2017

A new way to look at fashion. Another excellent course by MoMA.

By Luis K

Apr 29, 2020

Loved it and I learned so much

Thank you so much

Much Love Luis

By Alejandra

Feb 9, 2019

I learned a lot about fashion and on how it has been evolving.

By Adriana M H V

Feb 13, 2018

A great course to reflect about fashion role in modern times.

By Diego M

May 31, 2020

love every week you learn something new and really interring