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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 isla t

May 26, 2020

amazing course, so interesting and universal.

By Mercedes T

Jul 10, 2020

Very well thought out and super informative!

By Silvia M

Apr 22, 2020

I loved this course! I highly recommend it.

By Stavroula S

Mar 19, 2020

interesting subject and cool weekly process

By Luz M T

Apr 11, 2021

Fashion as Design is a fascinating course.

By Isaak H

Jul 26, 2020

Essential for anyone interested in fashion

By Sai P g

Sep 8, 2020

Nice option to learn skills on your goals

By Lazaros O

Aug 17, 2019

So inrtesting nice to be a part of this .

By Paula S

Mar 18, 2019

Changed my vision of the fashion industry

By Gidgette U

Sep 28, 2018


By Susie K

Jun 21, 2020

Fantastic course, thoroughly enjoyable!

By Irene C

Jun 9, 2020

Incredible, informative, and heartfelt.

By Kateryna P

Jul 3, 2019

great course, I strongly recommend it!!

By cookingshooking w s

Aug 13, 2020

I love u coursera thank you so much...

By Kristine A

May 1, 2020

Very useful and informative. Loved it.

By Maria C

Apr 7, 2021

Un curso muy completo, me quedé feliz

By Geng X

Nov 23, 2020

A comprehensive course about clothes

By Autumn C

May 31, 2020

Amazing, unique, and so informative!

By Guadalupe G

Apr 20, 2020

I learned a lot more than I expected

By chrishuanta d

Mar 8, 2018

love the obtain to do a online class

By Meryl G

Feb 18, 2018

I absolutely recommend it to anyone!

By Rebeca

Nov 11, 2020

Fascinating. I highly recommend it.

By Merveille M

Jun 9, 2020

very interesting, really enjoyed it

By Elif B

Oct 31, 2018

So much creative lesson, open mind.