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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 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 Zeyneb L

Jul 01, 2020

Very informative course, rich content...I highly recommend

By Lady G P

Aug 26, 2020

I just love all the contents of this course. Terrific :)

By Muhammad E B A J

Sep 30, 2019

Basic understanding of fashion that is very informative.

By Adriana G

Sep 23, 2020

It is a very educative and insightful course. Worth it.

By Michelle C

Jun 01, 2020

This course was both interesting and thought provoking.

By Aadhya D

Aug 29, 2018

Its really a wonderful course with amazing instructors.

By Nishanth S

Jun 03, 2020

Very informative! Site and material is organized well.

By Stanislava N

May 31, 2020

Amazing course, very knowledgeable! Thank you so much!

By Ronit R S

Sep 15, 2020

Very good course i have learned muCh better thn other

By Claudia C d T

Sep 16, 2018

A great content! You will learn and have so much fun!

By Magdalena C

Mar 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing, high quality, fascinating course!

By Eyder J C C

Jun 19, 2020

I really enjoyed learning new things about fashion.

By Tanvi R

May 18, 2020

The concepts should be included in school syllabus.

By Sarah B

Aug 10, 2020

Such a great course! Take it if you love Fashion!!

By Sarah S

Jul 07, 2020

Entertaining and informative from start to finish.

By Janin Y

Jul 05, 2020

Lots of information, presented very well! loved it

By Rajiv k

Jun 05, 2020

I got good information about fashion and learn it.

By Leona S

Jul 09, 2020

allowed me to view items of fashion in a new way

By Argyro

May 18, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. Very informative.

By laura f

May 17, 2020

información espectacular, didáctico y atractivo

By Edima

Apr 11, 2018

Very insightful course about Fashion and style.

By Mymchenko K V

Jul 07, 2020

The course is very informative and interesting

By Vanshika M

Jun 29, 2020

it was a nice informative course, i enjoyed it

By Jésica A

Jun 23, 2020

Está muy bueno el curso. Lo recomiendo al 100%