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FD072 Fashion Past and Present

6 credit points

Course Code FD072

Subject Outline

FD072 Fashion Past and Present


Ellena Rados

Program Director

Nicholas Comino

Credit points



9 weeks


  • AC007 Computing for Design

  • DN019 Drawing, Design Principals and Colour Theory

  • DN020 20th Century Design and Culture

  • FD070 Fashion Design Studio 1

Contact hours/week

4 hours: 1 hour historical research, 3 hours illustration.

Self Study hours/week




Subject Description

An overview of historical clothing styles and details, with a practical focus on fashion illustration.



Students will study historical styles of clothing and fashion and demonstrate their knowledge through illustration. Students will learn: to identify fashion silhouettes, the fundamentals of drawing, figurative drawing, an introduction to fashion illustration techniques, and understand how to develop their own distinctive illustration style. Students will be introduced to fashion sketching, drawing and illustration, and learn to appreciate what makes a 'good' drawing.


Learning outcomes or Competencies

On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Research and understand fashion forms drawn from historic reference.

  2. Present and communicate historical details and visual information.

  3. Research illustration styles and techniques.

  4. Understand the fundamentals of drawing and fashion illustration, and how to apply colour and materials to create their own illustration style.

  5. Draw a fashion croquis by hand, applying fashion proportion of the figure.


Assessment Event

Learning Outcomes

Grading Criteria



1. Research the historical evolution of clothing forms.

1, 2, 3

1, 2


Week 9

2. Completion of practical drawing

exercises conducted in class.

1, 3, 4, 5

3, 4,5


Week 9

3. Completion of final illustration project.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

3, 4


Week 9



Attendance: When a student's attendance falls below 80% without adequate explanation, their final mark will be automatically limited to, at best, a Pass.

Late submission: All work submitted after the submission deadline will be limited to a maximum of 50% and will not be accepted after the end of the study period unless special circumstances apply.

Plagiarism and Cheating: Any form of cheating, collusion, or plagiarism will be handled in accordance with the Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Policy found under the Academic Policies on Raffles Policies and Procedure page.

A full description of all rules and regulations is available via the student handbook which is available via our web site.


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