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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Fashion Design

Students in fashion merchandising and design will be able to:

  1. Assess how consumer’s needs and wants influence apparel production.
  2. Identify the integration of multi-cultural fashion symbols into global fashion.
  3. Identify the use of symbolism in clothing and body ornamentation to communicate cultural values.
  4. Illustrate the use of social, political, economic, geographic and religious factors to understand fashion.
  5. Assess the influence of state, federal, and international regulations on the development, production and distribution of apparel and textile products.
  6. Compare and contrast the interrelationships of physique apparel production on fabric, style, price point, target market and art element and principles.
  7. Appraise the influence of fiber selection and fabrication method on textile serviceability.
  8. Apply flat pattern and draping pattern making methods to the production of apparel.
  9. Identify employment opportunities and the qualifications of fashion industry careers.
  10. Analyze impact of geography, technology, political systems, religion and economic forces in textile and apparel design and production.
  11. Recognize impact of fashion history in current fashion characteristics
  12. Judge how apparel production influences the quality of the product.