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Fashion Merchandising and Design
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Price : $989.00
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Fashion Merchandising and Design

While many people have a natural flair for fashion, much of the industry is developed through ongoing education and experience. Even famous designers and retailers had to start at the beginning learning proper technique and gaining business saavy.

Stratford's Fashions Merchandising and Design course offers fundamental knowledge on everything from design, styling, textiles, and color, as well as the importance of publicity, production, and administration.

Whether you have an interest in how to become a stylist, designer or administrator of everything from haute couture to every day essentials, Stratford's program is the perfect place to start!

If you love design, be sure to also check out our Sewing and Dressmaking course.
In Fashion: From Runway to Retail Part 1
• Fashionista Aptitude Survey
• Fashionista Boot Camp
• Creators and Visualizers
• Key Fashion Designers
• Qualities of Great Designers
• Stylists
• Top Editorial Fashion Directors
• TV Fashion Journalism
• Photography Team
• Six Rules of the Set

In Fashion: From Runway to Retail Part 2
• Career Path
• The Interview
• Internships
• How to Critique a Piece of Work
• Fashionista Magazine Matrix
• Internet Fashion
• Sellers
• Designer Labels
• Public Relations, Advertising, Retail and Management
• Art and Commerce
• Fashionista Survival Guide

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

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

Careers in Fashion Merchandising and Design
• Production Marketing and Sales
• Administration
• 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

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date 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 material is presented may vary.

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.
Fashion Merchandising and Design Course

“Getting my diploma was the smartest thing I could have ever done for myself."

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