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Theory and Culture of Fashion Design

Code 16410
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 7
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Design de Moda
Entry requirements Interest
Mode of delivery presentational learning.
Work placements none.
Learning outcomes Introduction to the fundamental theoretical framework for the evolution of studies on fashion, its theoretical foundations, design methodologies including design for sustainability in fashion design.
- Be able to an analysis on the theoretical framework of studies on fashion, its evolution and importance for the development of the area of fashion design.
- Discuss the role and contribution of design and fashion designer as an agent of change, taking into account the changes that are considered necessary for the development of the sustainable economy, society and environment.
- Explain how the theoretical foundations, creative principles and categories of creation, contribute to the practice of the fashion designer.
- Be able to describe and critically analyze the functions and responsibilities of the fashion designer, inserted in the system and context of the fashion industry.
Syllabus The contents of this curricular unit will often be approached in a transversal way, since there are themes and concepts that are repeated or connected to the 5 topics:
ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Key development milestones in the Fashion System and challenges that emerged in the 21st century
Individual and community relationship in the process of transforming the system
MATERIAL CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Definition of material and intangible culture
Museums and fashion heritage collections in Portugal and around the world
The importance of fashion memory and its relationship with the potential challenges of the
COMMUNICATION AND IDENTITY
Fashion, Semiology and Cultural Studies.
Relations between Art, Function, Aesthetics and Clothing. Photography
METHODS AND PROCESSES
Design Thinking and Design Culture in Fashion to professionals of the new millennium
MARKET AND TRENDS
Definitions and conceptual differences between markets, consumers, users and others
Conscious consumpt
Main Bibliography BARNARD, M. (2003). Moda e Comunicação. Rocco
CASTILHO, K. (2006). Moda e Linguagem. Editora Anhembi Morumbi.
D’ALMEIDA, T. (2020). Moda em Diálogos. Entrevista com pensadores. Memória Visual.
MORACE, F. (2018).Consumo autoral. Os novos núcleos geracionais. Estação das Letras e Cor
LIPOVETSKY, G. (2007). O Império do Efêmero. Comp. das Letras.
LURRIE, A.(1997)A Linguagem das Roupas. Rocco.
NOROGRANDO, R. (2010). “No princípio era a roupa”. Iara. Revista de Moda, Cultura e Arte.V. 3, no3.
NOROGRANDO, R. (2016). “Panorama dos museus de indumentária na Europa e Américas e uma reflexão antropológica”. In M. M., Museus e Moda: Acervos, metodologias e processos curatoriais. Estação das letras e Cores Editora.
SVENDSEN, L. (2010). Moda: uma filosofia. Zahar
VILAÇA, N. (2010). Mitologias: Comunicação e o consumo da cultura. Est. Letras e Core
_documentário: The True Cost (Andrew Morgan, 2015)
_revistas científicas e anais de congressos: dObra[s], ModaPalavra, Iara, Colóquio de Moda
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methodology is based on theoretical explanation with presentation of videos, images and graphs for discussion and debates that are stimulated with activities in the classroom for a more active and participatory participation of students.
Mandatory activities for uc completion:
Critical Review Work with presentation of scientific text on a topic/book/chapter/article at the student's choice (and with review and approval of the teacher) in relation to the topics of the UC (65%); attendance, class activities and complementar works: small research, synthesis and presentation in class of topics related to UC topics (35%).

The evaluation criteria are related to the coherence and deepening of the contents presented, document quality (graphic design), critical reflection, references consulted and adaptation to bibliographic standards.

EXAM:It is dispensed with utilization = or > to 10 values.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-09

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