20 credits at level HE5
Fashion accessories are a multi-million business and of global importance. Consumers buy a total fashion look, which encompasses not only clothes but accessories also, so knowledge of this area is desirable, if not essential, for students studying aspects of fashion. You will encounter how the industry is structured, careers, the importance of the designer and the role of the merchandiser.
You can expect to cover the different categories such as footwear, hosiery, scarves, hats, gloves, belts, and jewellery. This will be done by investigating materials used, influences (both historical and contemporary) and product development.
The module is taught via a weekly lecture program. Lectures will be supplemented by practical activities and a visit programme. In class activities will be supported via online learning resources.
The module is assessed by a number of assignments such as presentations, and reports. There are no formal examinations
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Appreciate historical and other influences on the business
||Compare fashion accessories of a previous decade with the present|
|2.||Know about various and diverse manufacturing processes involved in producing an accessory.||Analyse methods of manufacture and design systems used in fashion accessories|
|3.||Be aware of the various materials used in fashion accessories.||
Categorise materials used and in what types of items
|4.||Be aware of different price points for accessories.
||Compare goods in the shops at different types of store.|
|5.||Understand the structure of the fashion accessories industry
||Demonstrate a knowledge of careers, trade organisations, influences and the relationship of accessories to apparel|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Produce a report comparing fashion accessories on sale in a range of stores, analysing price, materials, style, brand, etc. in relation to intended target market||Deconstruct an accessory and analyse its manufacture.||Prepare a comparison of accessories from a previous decade and the present decade, and give a PowerPoint presentation on this.||Research and write a magazine article discussing materials used in accessories.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Stall-Meadows, C. (2004) ‘Know your Fashion Accessories’. Fairchild Publications, New York.
DTI (2005) Designer Manuafacturing handbook
Frings (2007) Fashion – from Concept to Consumer (9th Ed.) Prentice Hall.
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