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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 Alina-Polixenia S

Apr 28, 2020

Amazing course!

By Jacqueline A G

Apr 19, 2020

So interesting!

By Aline B C

Apr 17, 2020

Amazing Course.

By Akhil18 V

Jul 21, 2019

good course..!!

By Manuel A R S

Dec 26, 2020

Very practical

By Anusree D

May 10, 2020

Just loved it.

By Arshaa

May 3, 2020

It was great❤️

By sravya

May 3, 2020

Thank you 🙏🏻

By Federica s

Apr 27, 2020

thanks so much

By kritka v

Mar 31, 2020

good experence

By Sofia M G

Oct 21, 2019

Great content!

By Angelina R P

Aug 21, 2021

S​o worth it!


Jul 23, 2020

It is awesome

By Alfred L

May 17, 2020

Great course!

By Levi N

Apr 20, 2020

great course!

By Hira T M

Jun 13, 2020

worth taking

By INTJ- y

Aug 28, 2019

رائع بالفعل

By JoAnne F

Aug 10, 2019


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Dec 31, 2018


By Winne T F

Jun 30, 2021

Gran curso

By Iago V

Feb 4, 2021

Super fun!

By Valentina M

Sep 1, 2020



Jul 23, 2020

Love it!!!

By Maria O

Jun 22, 2020

I loved it