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The fashion industry’s need to navigate the complex demands of globalization and technology requires a creative approach that connects business, design, innovation and the customer. This course is designed to provide students interested in the fashion industry an understanding between the essential connections of brand development; creativity and innovation; competition and how to effectively navigate; changing customer expectations/needs and evolving spending habits; and cultural movements and customer trends. We will also explore fashion’s role in history, the arts and popular culture, and how each interfaces with current trends and business cycles; strength of digital and social media footprint; and entrepreneurship and how to take a business idea through all stages of development from conceptualization to realization.