Course Description

An overview and analysis of current color, fiber, and fashion trends, as well as their impact upon sales forecasting. Students will research, analyze, and develop fashion forecasts related to specific seasons in the apparel industry. Students will learn how to forecast future trends in color, fabric, silhouettes, and textures and how to incorporate their findings into a specific trend forecast and correlating merchandising plan inclusive of mood boards, flat sketches, and spec details. Students will also learn how to develop those ideas into a format that can be understood by pattern makers and other producers at the primary level of fashion.


Final Project(s)

HCGBF Final Project

Here is a group research paper explaining the origins and significance of bridal gowns. We each examine different aspects of the reasons why wedding dresses became so relevant to the fashion industry. As well as explaining the origin, we sketched our own line of wedding dresses. You can view references and images accompanying this paper which cover many different fashion-related topics. Below is a presentation accompanying the paper.  

Final Project Presentation