On this course you will discover the key moments of the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day, with a dedicated session on the influence of Italian fashion in this time. Participants will discover how history, arts, culture and technology have influenced the creation of new silhouettes and new fashion behaviours. At the end of this course, students will have gained significant knowledge on the major fashion designers of the past 100 years, how the fashion system was developed, how fashion was illustrated and criticised. Topics such as sociology of fashion and concepts of gender and identity will be discussed. The course will include lectures using paintings, fashion illustrations, photography and films, talks from fashion curators as well as visits the most important museums in the city where the course takes place.
Introduction to the history of dress and fashion. Dress in the 18th century: from Rococo to Neo-classicism. Fashion in the 19th century: from Romanticism to the Art Nouveau and the birth of Haute-Couture. 20th century: Ballets Russes, Paul Poiret, Japonism, WW1, Chambre Syndicale and the first fashion weeks. The 1920s: a new wardrobe for the post-war woman, Jean Patou, Gabrielle Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Avant-Garde and fashion. The 1930s: the bias cut silhouette, Hollywood glamour and Historicism. Fashion during WW2, Claire McCardell and the ‘American Casual’ style, and the post war development of Italian fashion.
The 1950s: Dior’s romanticism versus the invention of modernity by Cristobal Balenciaga, youth culture and the Sala Bianca in Florence Italy. The 1960s: from the space age to the hippy movement, Cardin, Courreges, Mary Quant and the ready to wear in Europe with Italy poised to lead this into the success of made in Italy. The 1970s: fashion as self-expression, revivals, Punk. The 1980s: ostentation versus the post-Hiroshima look: YSL and the Japanese designers. The 1990s: luxury brands and minimalism.
2000 to now: minimalism versus the BRIC. Technology and fashion. Fashion photography. Here participants will experience fashion in the fashion capital where they choose to undertake the course. With museum visits and the new iconic pieces found in the best boutiques in the city, participants will be able to put their knowledge to the test to recognise the influences of culture, art and history of the fashion today and the forecasts of the future trends.
- language: en
- 17 aug 2015 - 04 sep 2015
- language: en, it, pt
- 29 jun 2015 - 17 jul 2015
- language: en, it
- 07 sep 2015 - 25 sep 2015
- language: en, pt
- 20 jul 2015 - 07 aug 2015
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Last updated January 6, 2016