FDES 1xx Technical Studio 2 3 Units
The study of creating patterns through draping and drafting techniques. Designs are translated into muslin, directly on the dress form. Complex designs are interpreted through flat pattern techniques, production patterns are developed and graded and markers are made. Studio. Prerequisite: FDES 125, Technical Studio 1.
FDES 2xx Experimental Draping and Patterning 3 Units
Students will explore radical free-form draping techniques, repurposing existing garments, and creating pattern blocks from the resulting details and silhouettes. Sustainability issues will be used to generate projects as will in-depth research of creative influences and historical precedence. Developing industry-level pattern-making skills will be a priority.
Prerequisites: FDES 111 Design Studio 1: Core Skills, FDES 230 Design Studio 2 Materials; and concurrent with FDES 2xx Design Studio 3: Experimental Design
FDES 3xx Textile Arts 2 Units
This course provides an introduction to various traditional and innovative surface and structural treatments used for aesthetic and functional purposes in apparel design.
FDES 125 Technical Studio 1 3 Units
An introduction to basic flat pattern making, draping, and sewing techniques. Muslin samples are constructed with the use of industry power machines, fitted and completed into finished garments. Studio. Prerequisite: none.
FDES 226 Advanced Technical Studio 3 Units
Advanced flat pattern, draping, and construction techniques are reviewed and reinforced. Special attention is given to development and construction of complex facings, lapels, and closures. Pattern marking and labeling is standardized. Studio. Prerequisite: FDES 125, Technical Studio 1; FDES 225, Technical Studio 2 or equivalent transfer credit.
FDES 232 Knitwear and Swimwear 3 Units
Knitwear and swimwear markets are researched. Garments are designed and constructed through advanced draping and advanced pattern-making methods. Studio. Prerequisite: FDES 226, Advanced Technical Studio.
FDES 332 Junior Collections 3 Units
This advanced construction course is designed to create a support system to guide third level students in building two to three outfits chosen in collaboration with their design mentor from their LA style collections, created in Design Studio 4. Regular fittings will refine the designs and ensure industry-level standards. Finished outfits will be juried for the fashion show. Class splits into two days.
Studio. Prerequisite: FDES 331, Advanced Draping.
FDES 336 Leather Goods 2 Units
A study of handbag design, patternmaking, and methods of construction. The contemporary leather goods market is researched and designs and samples are constructed. Studio. Prerequisites: FDES 125, Technical Studio 1 or department chair permission.
FDES 401 Shoe Design 2 Units
A study of shoe design and methods of construction. The contemporary shoe market is researched and designs and samples are constructed. Studio. Prerequisite: FDES 125, Technical Studio 1 or department chair permission.
FDES 431 Senior Collection I 3 Units
Research the elements and principles of design to create a couture level collection. Work through design process with the design mentor to develop a group related to the fashion show theme. Design and sew a tailored jacket, and the first outfit of the design group.
Prerequisites: FDES 310 – FD4: LA Fashion; FDES 332 – FD5: Junior Collection WRIT 112 – Academic Writing 2; LSCI 105 Information Theory; Department Chair Permission.
FDES 432 Senior Collection II 4 Units
Design and construction of high fashion, evening, and experimental designer garments, with sample and style book production, culminating in Design Review presentation with industry judges. Course includes fabric selection, flats, draping, patternmaking, and professional industry finishes aligned with couture construction methods.
Corequisite: FDES 411 Portfolio and Presentation
Prerequisite: FDES 431 Senior Collection 1