FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

GEEC 301 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
The Dynamics of Fashion Industry
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEEC 301
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to focus on the nature of the fashion enterprise system and its business organizations. More over it provides an overview of the functions, institutions, principles of fashion business and fashion brands in terms of the fashion industry.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to discuss the industrial and commercial development in fashion and textile industries.
  • will be able to define the social and economic dynamics of the fashion business.
  • will be able to classify the major forms of fashion business organizations.
  • will be able to discuss the dynamics behind growth of fashion business and the future prospects of the industry
  • will be able to compare fast fashion and luxury fashion brands in terms of the fashion industry.
Course Description The course introduces the principles and scope of fashion business; the environmental, social, economic, demographic and psychological factors that influence the industry; the reasons behind growth and expansion; types of ownership; the structure of the fashion organizations; and the roles of designer, producer and retailer in fashion business.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and Course Orientation General Introduction to the Business of Fashion
2 The Language of Fashion: Main Concepts Fundamentals of Fashion Business, Historical Perspective to Fashion ’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books Unit One The Changing World of Fashion: chapter: A Century of Fashion
3 Principles of Fashion, The Environment of Fashion and the Fashion Consumer ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books , Unit One The Changing World of Fashion, chapters: The Nature of Fashion & The Environment of Fashion
4 The Movement of Fashion: Fashion Theories ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books, Unit One The Changing World of Fashion: chapter: The Movement of Fashion
5 The Business of Fashion: Levels & Roles ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books, Unit One The Changing World of Fashion, chapter: The Business of Fashion
6 Fashion Consumers & Product Development ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books,Unit Three The Secondary Level: The Producers of Apparel, chapters: Product Development
7 Fashion Industry Products - Midterm Project Deadline ’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books; Unit Three The Secondary Level: chapters: The Producers of Apparel, Women's Apparel, Men's Apparel Children's Apparel
8 Fashion Retailing and Merchandising ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books, Unit Five The Retail Level: chapter: The Markets for Fashion: Fashion Retailing
9 Global Fashion Markets: Fashion Calendar and Trade Shows, Global Fashion Weeks ‘’The Dynamics of Fashion," (2018), E. Stone, Fairchild Books, Unit Five The Retail Level: chapters: The Markets for Fashion Global Fashion Market, Sourcing and Merchandising
10 Fashion Business Ethics & Sustainability ‘’Fashion and Sustainability’’ (2011) K.Fletcher, L. Grose, Laurence King Publishing Ltd: chapter 2: Transforming Fashion Systems
11 Luxury Branding ‘’Fashion Marketing," (2007), T. Hines, M.Bruce, Elsevier Ltd. chapter 7: Competitive Marketing Strategies of Luxury Fashion Companies
12 Digital Luxury ‘’Fashion Marketing," (2007), T. Hines, M.Bruce, Elsevier Ltd. chapter 7: Competitive Marketing Strategies of Luxury Fashion Companies
13 FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
14 FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
15 Review of the semester
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
  • ’The Dynamics of Fashion," (Elaine Stone) ISBN:9781501324000​
Suggested Readings/Materials
  • ‘’Inside the Fashion Business’’ (Jarnow&Dickerson)   6th Edition, ISBN10: 0132381486 
  • "Fashionomics," (2013), D.W. Reamy and D. W. Arrington, Pearson, ISBN-13: 978-0132109819
  • ‘’Fashion The Whole Story’’ (Marnie Fogg) (Thames&Hudson), ISBN-13: 978-0500291108

www.businessoffashion.com

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
45
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
5
2
10
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
6
6
Presentation / Jury
1
25
25
Project
1
15
15
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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