Systems x Collection: Inclusive Design This Systems Course will challenge students to reimagine new possibilities for fashion to engage critical issues of inclusive, human-centered design. Students will study human-centered fashion systems and garment/collection development approaches to gain deep insight into how clothing, products and new systems can be produced in collaboration with different people, including people with disabilities. Students potentially will be teamed with people with disabilities to co-create inclusive strategies, socially engaged and sustainable possibilities in the context of garment/collection development and fashion systems design. Through research and garment construction, students will critically engage materiality, fashion and social systems, sustainability and creative, technical garment construction as ways of establishing in-depth modes of inquiry for social inclusion, health and opening new possibilities for universal design.
Design Studio 4 aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop individualized, iterative, research and systems-based fashion design processes. As the fourth course in a six-part core sequence, Design Studio 4 aims to increase students’ ability to work more independently by establishing self-initiated projects and methods of design exploration. Students will develop a deeper understanding of research methodologies, design philosophy, processes and innovative approaches to materiality.
Design Studio 4 aims to help students increase the diversity and depth of their design processes, problem-solving methods. Emphasis is placed on the distillation and translation of rigorous research and processes into precise fashion design projects.
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fashion Design majors only.
Pre-requisite(s): PUFD 3320 Design Studio 3 OR APFD 3011 Design Studio 3 and PUFD 3330 Specialized Studio 1 OR APFD 3013 Specialized Studio 1.
Co-Requisite(s): PUFD 3331 Specialized Studio 2 S2 and PUFD 3930 Design Studio 4: Lab S2.