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Module 1: Mood Boards, Design Development e Sketching

    Study Reminders

    Module 4 Activities and Facts
    Module 4: Activity 1
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
    Once you have crafted a theme for your designs, it is your job to bring your vision to life. For this activity, you are going to practise making a mood board. Begin with a style idea, which can include a new summer wardrobe, a fashion design or even an accessory line.
    Next, you should choose an approach for your inspiration board. If you would like to use the physical approach, you should acquire a poster or foam board to pin your visual elements onto. If you would like to use a digital approach, you can use any of the suggestions in this module.
    After selecting your approach, you can begin adding visual items to your board. Use your imagination and gather inspiration from magazines, television, fabrics and images. What kind of theme are you trying to convey with the design you chose?
    After your mood board is completed, explain how the different visual references you selected worked together to help express your design theme.
    Module 4: Activity 2
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
    If you began this course with some art skills, then you already have some experience with sketching. However, if you are not already skilled with drawing, you will need plenty of practice in this area. Also, there are parts of fashion design sketching like adding pleats, wrinkles and textures that everyone should take some time to focus on.
    So, let’s begin with your mood board which you created in the previous activity. If you prefer, you can start fresh with a new design or you can select a design from a fashion magazine. The first thing you should do is gather your materials and begin by sketching a croquis.
    It might take you some time to get past this first step and that is okay. Make sure you spend plenty of time working on the croquis portion, as this will be the body type that you are fitting. You should also make several copies and poses of the model. Next, you should add your design and practise incorporating the different stages of sketching that you learned in the module, including the different textures and details you were taught.
    Module 4: Activity 3
    Estimated Time: 10 minutes
    Write a paragraph explaining the purpose of a mood board and what is included on one. (Allow 10 minutes):
    Module 4: Activity 4
    Estimated Time: 10 minutes
    Write a brief paragraph detailing range development and what you should include in a typical range plan. 
    The answers, feedback, and advice section for this activity will be found in the Resource Section.
    Module 4: 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:
    A 1________ is a French term, which translates to mean ‘sketch’, and represents a basic model drawing or 2______, which you can trace over repeatedly. You can create your own croquis or find them online or in books. When selecting your croquis, remember to select a 3________ type that you would like to design for.
    A colour 4________ refers to the theme or line of colours, which identifies each piece in your collection. You can choose a 5__________ or complimentary colour story, but whichever you choose, 6_________ your colour story is crucial to the design process.
    Sketching a flat 7_________ begins with a croquis, which is how all of your sketches will begin, but they differ in a few ways. The model that you use for a flat schematic should be true to actual human 8_______ and should contain technical lines on a fashion 9_______. These include the princess line, bust line, hip and 10_______ line.
    The answers, feedback, and advice section for this activity will be found in the Resource Section.
     Module Facts
    Designers at London Fashion Week should show at least two sample sizes, one of which should be a UK size 12 or above.
     There is currently no true standard for garment sizing in the apparel industry. What is a size six for one clothing company, may not necessarily be the same size six for another company. Each designer has the authority to create their own interpretation (if the retailer does not specify strict requirements).