TIME TRAVEL, “the idea [or action] of traveling into the past or the future”,[1]

TIME TRAVEL, “the idea [or action] of traveling into the past or the future”,[1] is currently a major trend in TV shows (think Doctor Who, 11.22.63, DC Legends of Tomorrow, Outlander, 12 Monkeys, Timeless, Frequency, etc.). What if a machine or device existed that could take you back in time? Would you take the leap?
Think back over the knowledge you have gained in regards to the evolution of clothing and adornment from the 1890s through the 1980s. Is there a particular period/era that resonates with you? If so, would you be cautiously interested or completely excited to go back in time?
For this activity, I would like you to “take the leap” and “travel back in time” by selecting a time period/era between 1890 and 1980 that appeals to you, and has particular meaning or personal importance to you. Consider the socio-cultural elements of the time, as well as the aesthetic trend(s), and of course, the fashions. What is it about that time period socially, culturally and aesthetically that calls to you? What did you learn in this course that, may have adjusted your perspective and/or appreciation of 21st century life and society?
When it comes to fashion, contemplate the styles in vogue for the selected time period/era. Identify one style (manner of dress) that you feel reflects who you are. This would be the manner of dress you would wear while “visiting the past.” Explain: Why this style? How it may define your role or status while “traveling in the past”. How does it connect to the 21st century you?
To visualize your “time travel style”, I would like you to include a photo of your “time travel” apparel. Visit the website for one (1) of the below institutions with a historic clothing and textiles collections. Select one example that exemplifies your historic manner of dress. The example must represent a category of apparel (ex: morning dress, evening wear, sports wear, travel, athletic, etc.).
The Costume Institute at The Met
https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/the-costume-institute (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The V&A Textiles and Fashion Collection
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/collection/tf/THES48601/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
LACMA Costume and Textiles
https://collections.lacma.org/node/589000 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Kyoto Costume Institute
http://www.kci.or.jp/en/archives/digital_archives/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Fashion Museum Bath
https://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/collection (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
OSU The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
https://costume.osu.edu/category/collections/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Kent State University Museum
https://www.kent.edu/museum/gallery-costume (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Museum at FIT
http://fashionmuseum.fitnyc.edu/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Submission:
Using the above questions as a prompt, write a 1-page/single space response essay.
On page 2 of your MS Word document, attach your selected image for the “time travel style” example. For the image, have a caption with: date of production of the garment, a brief description of the garment, name of the institution (museum), and website link.
Evaluation:
Depth of reflection; use of textual evidence and visual examples; language use/style; grammar/conventions; following submission guidelines; on time submission.
[1] Cambridge Dictionary, s.v. “time travel,” accessed December 8, 2016, http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/time-travel

C​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ommon Final Essay Prompt Choose an area of interest FASHI

C​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ommon Final Essay Prompt Choose an area of interest FASHION Discuss how the related cultural artifacts evolve and are affected by their context o​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​r location while examining the role of media, networks and/or institutions in shaping identity within and across cultures. Cite concrete example​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​s

PART A – Brand Research and analysis Step 1. Work on the following brand: Marim

PART A – Brand Research and analysis
Step 1. Work on the following brand: Marimekko. Find information about the brand (founders, history, sustainable drivers, mission, vision, etc.). Please use the library databases to find further information about the market and the brand itself. Do not restrict yourself to the brand’s website. You may choose a different brand, however, it needs to be discussed with your teacher before you start your assignment. Minimum 800 words, using in-text referencing.
Step 2. Define the brand’s customer and determine his/her demographic data. Please find an image of the “persona/consumer”.
Step 3. Describe the product mix of the brand: Styles, colour-ways, fabrics, prices, sizes, styles, type of product (basic, seasonal, fashion), etc. This may be done by using an excel table to map the brand’s products. You need to analyse the commonalities in fabrics, prices, sizing, etc.
PART B – Trends research
Step 1. After understanding the brand, please research WGSN trends for Winter 23/24 and find a trend that fits the style, look and DNA of the brand selected.
Step 2. Determine the sustainable considerations for the collection (fibre, fabric manufacturing, fabric finish, people, etc)
Step 3. Create a mood board, based on the trends, for the brand – this will be the theme of the collection/range plan for the specific brand.
Step 4. Describe the collection’s theme and direction and the sustainable considerations for this range (100 words)
PART C – Range plan and spec sheets
Step 1. Based on the brand research done in part A and trends research done in part B, develop a range/collection according to the season selected, with a minimum of 3 products (including a minimum of 3 product categories) for the specific brand. Please use WGSn to find images for the collection – you can modify them using adobe programs.
This should be shown on a page as a collection (all garments on one page). It should be harmonic and in line with the trends and the brand.
Step 3. Create flat drawings (min 3 garments). Determine type of garment, style, fit, fabric composition, fabric structure, fabric finish, garment construction, garment finish, trims etc. – they must be aligned to the brand
Step 4. Determine the different parts of each garment (use the learning materials provided in week 5)
Step 5. Create 1 spec sheet for 1 product selected from the range/collection plan. Include all 6 parts of the spec sheet – including BOM and POM – there is no need to add measurements as you don’t have a physical sample. 1 spec sheet in total.
Step 6. Work out the estimated cost of the garment selected in step 5, based on information provided in class.
Step 2 Create a merchandising/assortment plan/spreadsheet where you place all the garments of your collection with all the details and price points (this should be defined based on the brand price points). Please create a template similar to the ones seen in Wk10.
PART D – Reflection
Step 8. Write a 300 words objective reflection about your learnings in this class and how they will benefit you in the future.

PART A – Brand Research and analysis Step 1. Work on the following brand: Marim

PART A – Brand Research and analysis
Step 1. Work on the following brand: Marimekko. Find information about the brand (founders, history, sustainable drivers, mission, vision, etc.). Please use the library databases to find further information about the market and the brand itself. Do not restrict yourself to the brand’s website. You may choose a different brand, however, it needs to be discussed with your teacher before you start your assignment. Minimum 800 words, using in-text referencing.
Step 2. Define the brand’s customer and determine his/her demographic data. Please find an image of the “persona/consumer”.
Step 3. Describe the product mix of the brand: Styles, colour-ways, fabrics, prices, sizes, styles, type of product (basic, seasonal, fashion), etc. This may be done by using an excel table to map the brand’s products. You need to analyse the commonalities in fabrics, prices, sizing, etc.
PART B – Trends research
Step 1. After understanding the brand, please research WGSN trends for Winter 23/24 and find a trend that fits the style, look and DNA of the brand selected.
Step 2. Determine the sustainable considerations for the collection (fibre, fabric manufacturing, fabric finish, people, etc)
Step 3. Create a mood board, based on the trends, for the brand – this will be the theme of the collection/range plan for the specific brand.
Step 4. Describe the collection’s theme and direction and the sustainable considerations for this range (100 words)
PART C – Range plan and spec sheets
Step 1. Based on the brand research done in part A and trends research done in part B, develop a range/collection according to the season selected, with a minimum of 3 products (including a minimum of 3 product categories) for the specific brand. Please use WGSn to find images for the collection – you can modify them using adobe programs.
This should be shown on a page as a collection (all garments on one page). It should be harmonic and in line with the trends and the brand.
Step 3. Create flat drawings (min 3 garments). Determine type of garment, style, fit, fabric composition, fabric structure, fabric finish, garment construction, garment finish, trims etc. – they must be aligned to the brand
Step 4. Determine the different parts of each garment (use the learning materials provided in week 5)
Step 5. Create 1 spec sheet for 1 product selected from the range/collection plan. Include all 6 parts of the spec sheet – including BOM and POM – there is no need to add measurements as you don’t have a physical sample. 1 spec sheet in total.
Step 6. Work out the estimated cost of the garment selected in step 5, based on information provided in class.
Step 2 Create a merchandising/assortment plan/spreadsheet where you place all the garments of your collection with all the details and price points (this should be defined based on the brand price points). Please create a template similar to the ones seen in Wk10.
PART D – Reflection
Step 8. Write a 300 words objective reflection about your learnings in this class and how they will benefit you in the future.

P​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​art 1: Read the articles attached (Fashion’s Racism and

P​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​art 1:
Read the articles attached (Fashion’s Racism and Classism Are Finally Out of Style/ You thought the pandemic killed fast fashion? Not even close/ The climate for luxury) and let us know your thoughts. How are fashion and luxury changing? What patterns do you see? Two years after George Floyd, where does fashion stand? Decades into the climate crisis, where are we today? Try to imagine the WHY. Why are we where we are and what is driving change in the industry?
Part 2:
Share with us your favorite brand (Zimmermann) Let us know why you like the brand and which element of the brand is the most enticing to you: their visual imagery, their messaging, their collaborations, their in-​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​store experience, their logo, their celebrity ambassadors, etc.
Part 3:
Choose a place near you where you can find a lot of branded content: stores, a mall, a square, or a street.Take pictures and collect your experiences: What are you drawn to? Why? What visual elements do you recognize? What experience do these elements evoke? Did you find any brand that “surprised” you positively? Negatively? Please include a very brief summary of your experience below with a few images (originals only, no sourced material will be accepted).
Part 4:
What resonated with you about this video? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxoipkulpwk) What do you agree with? What seems a bit confusing? W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​hy?

w​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​hat are your expectations, goals, hobbies and special int

w​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​hat are your expectations, goals, hobbies and special interests?
what are your reasons for choosing FIDM?
What appeals to you about the major you are considering?
What are your goals and aspirations upon graduation form FIDM?
I am not applying for a regular Undergrad. I am applying for a program suited for professionals who ve been in the field already and need to further develop their professional skills. I have came from a totally different field, Nursing. I have worked for 2 years in the hospital after graduating from Nursing School. I had to take a break from the hospital job while I was bearing my first child due to a health complication. Meanwhile I started helping my husband in his clothing manufacture and wholesale business. After few months of helping my husband, I fell in love with clothing design. The fact that you create a clothe based on your own inspiration and creativeness was fascinating. Seeing your own design being loved by retailers was indescribably and unforgettably ecstatic. While this new ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​field being so glamorous, the fact that I have entered the industry with zero academic and hands on training was always making me doubt about my capacities. I have learned every single detail in the field. I had to learned the hard way for not having the appropriate preparedness that my job task required. But as much I tried, this weakness kept me from achieving my goals. At this point of my career and our business stance, it is definately the time to expand our current clothing line. I also dream of launching various different lines. But to make this dream possible, I need to be able to incorporate more human resources. Needless to say, I need to feel comfortable and confident with myself to lead a whole design team. I would love to pursue my dream through FIDM, one of the best fashion school in the world where outstanding and incomparable professors with any other fashion school in the state lead the class. I can’t wait to learn all the basic foundation that I was lacking and further more expand my design capaciti​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​es.

P​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​art 1: Read the articles attached (Fashion’s Racism and

P​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​art 1:
Read the articles attached (Fashion’s Racism and Classism Are Finally Out of Style/ You thought the pandemic killed fast fashion? Not even close/ The climate for luxury) and let us know your thoughts. How are fashion and luxury changing? What patterns do you see? Two years after George Floyd, where does fashion stand? Decades into the climate crisis, where are we today? Try to imagine the WHY. Why are we where we are and what is driving change in the industry?
Part 2:
Share with us your favorite brand (Zimmermann) Let us know why you like the brand and which element of the brand is the most enticing to you: their visual imagery, their messaging, their collaborations, their in-​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​store experience, their logo, their celebrity ambassadors, etc.
Part 3:
Choose a place near you where you can find a lot of branded content: stores, a mall, a square, or a street.Take pictures and collect your experiences: What are you drawn to? Why? What visual elements do you recognize? What experience do these elements evoke? Did you find any brand that “surprised” you positively? Negatively? Please include a very brief summary of your experience below with a few images (originals only, no sourced material will be accepted).
Part 4:
What resonated with you about this video? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxoipkulpwk) What do you agree with? What seems a bit confusing? W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​hy?