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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 Bahar

Apr 7, 2020

I'm pleased everything.

By Divya p

Mar 30, 2020

Excellent experience 🤗

By Georgina O

Jun 30, 2018

Amazing in depth course

By Carolina r

May 3, 2020

Súper bueno y completo

By penelope

Nov 10, 2017

fantástico y creativo.

By Priya P

Mar 22, 2021

It was just fantastic

By Madhav S

Apr 9, 2020

good course, loved it


Jun 2, 2020

Simply Extraordinary

By Berna S

Apr 29, 2020

Enlightening course!

By Sureekarn S

Jun 6, 2020

I love this course.

By Lanin H

May 18, 2020

Interesting course!

By Aida B S H

Aug 15, 2019

Very well designed!

By Diksha K

Jul 31, 2020

Its really amazing

By soroosh a

Jun 21, 2020

productive course!

By Laura G V

May 24, 2020

Fascinating course

By Hritik

Apr 13, 2020

Very knowledgeable

By Mariam A M a B

Nov 3, 2019

very good to learn

By DanisaSuarez S

Oct 18, 2019

acabo de empezarlo

By aybige t

Jan 13, 2018

great start so far

By Monaliza S

Jul 8, 2020

Very informative!

By Martina R

May 30, 2020

Excellent course!

By Mariam S S

May 3, 2020

Excellent content

By Nikita S

May 25, 2020

great experience

By suman c

Nov 26, 2021

very productive

By Liset R J

Jun 30, 2021

excelente curso