|Semester and Year||SP 2013|
|Instructor||Patricia Lennox, Tracy Gardner|
|Time||3:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
Permission required. Application deadline: Friday, October 26. Applications available at 1 Washington Place, 8th floor reception.
The fashion industry’s need to balance the conflicting demands of specialization and globalization requires innovative approaches that connect creativity, design and business. This course considers the dialogue surrounding ways the fashion business can meet these demands by linking aesthetic goals to financial plans. The course is designed to provide students interested in the fashion industry with an opportunity to develop their understanding of various approaches to bridging the gap between design and business. The course combines hands-on group projects and case studies with interdisciplinary readings in business and design history, consumerism, merchandizing and the business of fashion. The course is taught by the Guess Distinguished Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business, and by Patricia Lennox, a member of the Gallatin faculty.