Instructor: prof. Enrica Guidato
Credits: 3 — Contact Hours: 90
Course Number: HUM-297
Prerequisite: Students should have an understanding of fashion industry and design concepts and have taken at least one fashion course at the collegiate level.


This is the study of cultural and social influences to comprehend how these influence the evolution of fashion and are expressed in clothing at various junctures in history. A review of general academic research methods will be covered as well as research methods and strategies of particular significance to fashion design.  Coursework will focus on using research as an avenue to original and effective design concepts. This course is intended for students that want to have a deeper understanding of fashion design and a general knowledge of fashion trends and the fundamental techniques of fashion design.

Note: There is overlapping content with History of Italian Fashion.

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Enrica Guidato
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Enrica Guidato comes from Lecce, Italy. After receiving her scientific Diploma, she moved to Florence and then New York where she received her Associate Degree for Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology S.U.N.Y. She also received a Diploma for Apparel Design at Ent-Art Polimoda Institute in Florence, Italy. 

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