MSc International Fashion Marketing / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Constructed Textiles for Fashion
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit introduces students to both the design and production principles of constructed textile production processes weaving and knitting.
The primary aim of this unit is to provide knowledge of the construction of woven and knitted textile structures and fabrics used in the fashion retail industry and their application to allow the student to: Develop an understanding of the design considerations of constructed textiles, woven and knitted, for fashion applications; Develop an understanding of the appropriateness of market level for varying constructed textiles, woven and knitted, for fashion applications; Develop an appreciation of the design constraints, design process and design considerations for constructed textiles, woven and knitted; Understand constructed textile (woven and knitted) classification and their notations; Develop a basic understanding of constructed textiles, woven and knitted, performance characteristics; Develop an appreciation of aesthetics, yarn/material choices of constructed textiles and woven structure and knitted structure combinations within fashion applications; Develop a basic understanding of fabric analysis methods. The unit counts for 15 credits and comprises a series of lectures and seminars, supplemented through independent study and guided reading.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Intellectual skills
- Practical skills
- Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, group tutorials (problem sessions), recommended textbooks, web resources, self- teaching worked examples, past exam papers, electronic supporting information (Blackboard).
Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate and understanding of the basic knitted and woven structures that are used in the fashion retail industry;
Demonstrate knowledge of constructed textile weave and knit structures and their performance characteristics;
Demonstrate an understanding of the design considerations of constructed textiles, weave and knit;
Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriateness of market level for varying constructed textiles, weave and knit, for fashion applications;
Demonstrate an appreciation of the design constraints, design process and design considerations for constructed textiles, weave and knit.
Critically assess appropriateness of constructed textiles, weave and knit for defined market levels;
Exercise original thinking in the analysis and evaluation of constructed textile materials and their applications within fashion retail;
Appreciate the lifestyle choices, branding and marketing of constructed textiles within fashion garments and/or accessories at varying market levels of fashion retail;
Analysis skills for the defining of fabric structure within a constructed textile;
Appreciation of the specification of constructed textile structures for fashion applications;
Data collection for case study analysis;
Retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources to analyse and discuss;
Research skills necessary to analyse and draw conclusions in association to a particular designer and market.
Demonstrate the ability to discern different constructed textile structures for fashion applications;
Gain the knowledge of consideration to varying constructed textile technologies and their impact upon the handle, weight and aesthetics of produced constructed textiles for fashion applications;
Articulate research undertaken within an academic piece of writing, using appropriate references, and executed in the style of the Harvard Referencing system;
Demonstrate the ability to analyse and sift through appropriate sources of information to meet set project briefs criteria.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Communicate using a new technical language appropriate to constructed textiles (weave and knit) within the fashion and textile industry;
The ability to engage in research and analysis of to inform project outcomes;
Able to work independently and demonstrate time management skills in meeting deadlines;
The ability to apply subject knowledge
|Written assignment (inc essay)||30%|
Feedback given verbally and written.
Constructed Textiles for Fashion, whole unit:
• Sinclair, R. 2014. Textiles and Fashion: materials, design and technology. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, UK.
Textile Finishing: Design and Technology
• Taylor, M. A. (2007) Technology of Textile Properties, Forbes Publications UK.
• Hallett, C. and Johnston, A. (2010) Fabric for Fashion, Laurence King Publishing UK
• Elsasser, V. H. (2007) Textiles: Concepts and Principles, Fairchild Publications Inc. USA
• Steed, J. Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas: Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern. AVA Publishing.
• Baugh, G. 2011. The fashion designer's textile directory: the creative use of fabrics in design. Thames & Hudson.
• Synthetic Fibre Dyeing, edited by Chris Hawkyard, Society of Dyers and Colourists, 2004
• Colour for textiles, A users handbook, Wilfred Ingamells , Society of Dyers and Colourists 1993
• The Chemistry of Colour Application, by R.M. Christie, R. R. Mather and R. H. Wardman, Blackwell Science , 2000
• Fabric Dyeing and Printing by Kate Wells 1997. Published by Conran Octopus Limited
Constructed Textiles Weave & Knit: Technical, structures and technology
• Spencer, D., J. Knitting technology. Pergamon Press Ltd, UK.
• Knitted clothing technology - Terry Brackenbury
• Grosicki, J., Z. Watson's Advanced Textile Design: Compound Woven Structures. Woodhead Publishing.
• Selby, M. 2012. Contemporary Weaving Patterns . A & C Black Publishers.
• Tellier-Loumagne, F. The Art of Knitting: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces. Thames & Hudson.
• Taylor, M. Technology of Textile Properties. Taylor Forbes Publications Ltd; 3rd Revised edition
• Ng, F., and Zhou, J. 2013. Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, UK.
• Doris Georner, Woven Structures and Design, Part 1
• Doris Georner, Woven Structures and Design, Part 2
• Z. J. Grosicki, Watson’s Textile Design and Colour
• Z. J. Grosicki, Watson's Advanced Textile Design
• Kathryn L.Hatch, Textile science
• Marjorie A. Taylor, Technology of textile properties : an introduction
• X. Chen, Interwoven fabrics and their applications, in Specialist yarn and fabric structures (ed. R. H. Gong)
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|Anura Fernando||Unit coordinator|