Fashion Summer Assignment 2016

Incoming Sophmores:

Read, Dior by Dior

Complete 2 FINAL drawings of 2 garments that are inspired by DIOR'S Haute Couture House in Paris. (use 11x17" watercolor paper, watercolor & colored pencil ONLY)

Write a 3-page essay discussing 3 significant milestones in fashion history that are notable within the book. Discuss how you think the fashion industry has changed from the period followed within the book and now, the 21st Century.

DUE September 8, 2016

Juniors:

See in person, The Metropolitan Fashion Exhibit, Manus X Machina.  (exhibit closes Aug 14)

Complete 2 FINAL drawings of 2 garments that contrast each other using the concept Manus & Machina. (use 11x17" watercolor paper, watercolor & colored pencil ONLY)

Write a 2 - Page Essay speaking about 3 elements of design with in the 2 garments you choose. Compare and contrast the 3 elements of design (ie. silhouette, color, historical inspiration, etc).

*Must have MET ticket stub stapled to your essay.

DUE September 8, 2016

Seniors

Read, The Beautiful Fall 

Write a 3-page essay discussing 3 significant milestones in fashion history that are notable within the book. Discuss how you think the fashion industry has changed from the period followed within the book and now, the 21st Century. Complete 2 FINAL drawings. One FINAL drawing using inspiration from YSL from his DIOR days and one FINAL drawing using inspiration from YSL from his 1970s heyday (use 11x17" watercolor paper, watercolor & colored pencil ONLY).

DUE September 8, 2016

Link to Dior by Dior: http://www.amazon.com/Dior-Deluxe-Autobiography-Christian/dp/1851778691/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1464874628&sr=1-1&keywords=dior+by+dior