There are two papers in the subject: Paper I is Theory of 3 hours and 70 marks. Paper II is Practical Work of 30 marks. In Paper I, Question 1 is compulsory. You are required to answer four questions out of seven questions.
(i) Definitions of Fashion
Fashion can be defined as the idea or style in a field like fashion designing, currently accepted by a given segment of the population.
(ii) Classification of Fashion
The following topics are to be covered briefly: Haute Couture, High Fashion/Street, Knock off, Line Production, Prêt-o Porter, Made to Measure (Tailored), Classics, Fads.
(iii) Fashion Cycle
(iv) Fashion and current trends
Fashion and current trends to be taught, highlighting the fact that the fashion and trends keep changing.
(v) Careers in Fashion
Various career options: Fashion Designer, Merchandiser, Buying Agent, Production in charge, Teacher, Pattern Maker, Sample maker, Stylist, Buyer for multi designer stores, Exporter, Fashion Journalism.
(vi) Fashion Terminology
Corset, Jodhpurs, Achkan, Grain Line, Camouflage, Silhouette, Cummerbund, Gusset, Flounce, Trend, Style, Bias, Cluster, Rouching, Shirring, Gathers, Pleats, Tucks.
Definition and understanding of the terms.
(i) Types of designs
(ii) Elements of Design
(iii) Principles of Design
(i) Different figure types
An understanding of:
(ii) Buying Fabrics
(iii) Clothing as a powerful resource
Learning in detail about five Indian and five International designers (one Japanese, one Italian, one French, one American and one British) along with their styles of clothes.
(i) Some common stains and their removal:
(ii) Stain Removal Methods
(iii) Storage and Maintenance of Clothes
(iv) Principles of Closet Organization