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Fashion Merchandising and Design

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Fashion Merchandising and Design

Do you love clothes and enjoy putting different outfits together? Do you have an interest in fabric, color, and overall fashion design?

If so, Stratford's fashion merchandising and design course could help you fine tune your skills!

Our in-depth program equally combines both the business and artistic components of fashion design to help you learn more about how the fashion world operates.

Whether you enjoy designing clothes for yourself and friends, have aspirations to become a fashion designer, or ever thought about starting a fashion design business, Stratford's course is an ideal place to begin! Scroll down to view the entire course outline now. Enrol online now.
Fashion Merchandising & Design Module 1
In Fashion: From Runway to Retail Part 1

Fashionista Aptitude Survey
Fashionista Boot Camp
Creators and Visualizers
Key Fashion Designers
Qualities of Great Designers
Top Editorial Fashion Directors
TV Fashion Journalism
Photography Team
Six Rules of the Set

Fashion Merchandising & Design Module 2
In Fashion: From Runway to Retail Part 2

Career Path
The Interview
How to Critique a Piece of Work
Fashionista Magazine Matrix
Internet Fashion
Designer Labels
Public Relations, Advertising, Retail and Management
Art and Commerce
Fashionista Survival Guide

Fashion Merchandising & Design Module 3
The Clothing and Textile Industries

Why People Wear and Select Certain Types of Clothes
Fashion Terms and Clothing Construction Terms
The Clothing Business and Fashion Cycles
Socioeconomic Influences on Fashion
Basic Styles for Dresses
Necklines, Collars, Sleeves
Skirts, Pants, Coats and Jackets
Haute Couture
Designer Ready-to-Wear
The Business of Clothing Production
Establishing Merchandising Plans
The Designing Process
Fashion Promotion
Types of Apparel Retail Outlets

Fashion Merchandising & Design Module 4
Types of Textile Fibers, Color, Value and Quality

Natural Fibers
Manufactured Fibers
Fabric Construction, Coloring and Printing
Fabric Finishes and Popular Apparel Fabrics
Color as a Design Element
Using Color in Apparels
Shape, Line and Texture
Wardrobe Planning
Being a Smart Shopper
Judging Value and Quality
Proper Fit
Apparel Needs for Infants and Young Children
Needs of Older People and Pregnant Women
The Caring and Storage of Clothes

Fashion Merchandising & Design Module 5
Careers in Fashion Merchandising and Design

Production Marketing and Sales
Apparel Design Careers
Production Management
Sales and Retail Jobs
Merchandise Planning and Buying
Fashion Advertising
Fashion Publicity
Home Sewing Industry
Textile and Clothing Historians
Theatrical Consumers
Landing a Job and Becoming Successful

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
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"Stratford was my key to a new and better future. I recommend anyone looking for a brighter tomorrow to attend."

Clarissa G.