ISC Fashion Designing Class 11 Syllabus

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.

1. Introduction to Fashion

(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.

2. Design Details

(i) Types of designs

  • Natural
  • Abstract
  • Geometrical
  • Decorative/ Ornamental

(ii) Elements of Design

  • Line
  • Shape/Form
  • Space
  • Colour
  • Texture
  • Pattern

(iii) Principles of Design

  • Proportion
  • Balance
  • Rhythm
  • Emphasis
  • Harmony

3. Wardrobe Planning

(i) Different figure types

An understanding of:

  • Ideal Figure Type
  • Triangular Figure Type
  • Inverted Triangular Figure Type
  • Rectangular Figure Type
  • Hourglass Figure Type
  • Diamond-shaped Figure Type
  • Tubular Figure Type
  • Rounded Figure Type

(ii) Buying Fabrics

  • Shopping for fabrics
  • Special buying considerations
  • Underlining fabrics - types and selection

(iii) Clothing as a powerful resource

  • Life cycle clothing needs
  • Professional Image Types - typical fields and recommended dress for each.

4. Designers

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.

5. Care of Clothes

(i) Some common stains and their removal:

  • Ink
  • Lipstick
  • Oil Paint
  • Perfume
  • Perspiration
  • Water
  • Ball point Pen
  • Blood
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Grease
  • Nail Polish

(ii) Stain Removal Methods

  • Dip Method
  • Sponge Method
  • Steam Method

(iii) Storage and Maintenance of Clothes

  • Importance and Function of Closet Organization;
  • Storage of special clothes: Storage of Velvet, Brocade, Tissue, Suede, Organza; Storing of Knits, Lingerie, Underwear, Socks and Hosiery, Gloves, Belts, Shoes, Handbags, Hats, Scarves, Jewellery.
  • Maintenance: General tips on how to take care of clothes of all types and materials.

(iv) Principles of Closet Organization

  • Visibility
  • Reachability
  • Grouping by Category