Credit hours: 3--Contact hours: 45

Course number: ECECT 292

Department: Fashion Design

Prerequisite: none 

Course description:
Using Italian fashion as a model, this course is structured to familiarize students with the history of Italian fashion design. From textile design and accessories, to haute-couture and prêt-a-porter, students will explore the many aspects of the Italian fashion industry.

Visits to design studios, fashion exhibits and textile factories introduce students to the industry first hand.

The history of Italian fashion component of the course will begin pre-WWII, explore the High Fashion in Rome during the 50’s, the birth of the Italian Fashion Industry in Florence, and ready to wear in Milan.  There is a special focus, through videos and visits, on the lives and careers of the most relevant Italian designers of the 20TH century in order to offer a general understanding of the foundation of Made in Italy.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Enrica Guidato
Prof. Enrica Guidato
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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