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Module 1: Storia di Fashion Design

    Study Reminders

    The following activities require you to research and explore. Although they will not be evaluated, they will help you grow and develop as a fashion designer. 
    Module 2: Activity 1
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
    Take some time to review what you have learned, then begin looking for trends in each century. Begin with the 19th century fashions influencers; are there any fashion styles that designers are using as inspiration today? If so, give an example of where and which designer has drawn inspiration from 19th century fashion.
    Next, move on to the 20th century, do you find that fashion from the roaring ‘20s is repeated anywhere? What about other decades?
    Use your imagination when looking for trends, think about costumes and films and do your best to research designers who draw influence from other eras. Remember, there are also avant garde designers who might consider other periods like 1960 or 1980 to be particularly inspiring.
    Module 2: Activity 2
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
     Select two of the great influencers that you learned about in the module. You should choose two designers from two time periods.
    Once you have made your selection, review their works beginning with the earliest work that you can find. What significant contributions have they made to fashion design? Next, follow what the design label is creating today, how has the label evolved throughout the years?
    Module 2: Activity 3
    Estimated time: 10 minutes
    The module covers a few fashion trends that are current in the 21st century.
    Write a paragraph describing what these are.
    The answers, feedback, and advice section for this activity will be found in the Resource Section. 
    Module 2: Activity 4
    Estimated time: 10 minutes
    This module discussed some of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th century. 
    Think back on what you learned and list two of these artists and their contributions to fashion. 
    The answers, feedback, and advice section for this activity will be found in the Resource Section. 
    Module 2: Activity 5
    Estimated time: 10 minutes
    Work your way through the following paragraphs and insert the most appropriate words to fill in the missing blanks. There is a total of 10 for you to work through.
    Fashion in the early 1__________century was inspired by Britain’s George, Prince Regent and is characterised by empire waist dress lines, classic 2________ lines, and thin, fine 3_______. This particular style is still worn over two 4________ years later.
    The 5___________ style ushered in more ornate woman’s clothing with high necks, fitted bodices, lavish lace 6__________ and lace designs. For men, the designs were quite the opposite in comparison with other eras; the style became more 7_________.
    The 8__________ influence continued through the middle ages, but slowly the fashion began changing starting with the 9__________ waist, which began dropping to the standard waist length. Also, bodices developed a V-shape, women began to wear 10_______, and men wore frock coats with tails.
    The answers, feedback, and advice section for this activity will be found in the Resource Section. 
    Fashion and history are very much entwined in British culture, and trends that the Royals set often become the norm for the rest of us. For example, Queen Victoria helped popularise the practice of wearing black when in mourning, and the tradition of wearing black to funerals is still widespread because of this.
    The early 1990s saw Britain very much influenced by American grunge, but they soon struck back with Britpop, which saw bands such as Blur and Oasis gain worldwide fame, and traditionally British fashions such as Doc Martens shoes, corduroy jackets, and bucket hats came back into style.