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Wardrobe Strategies
Course: TEC245

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Methods of clothing selection, coordination, evaluation, and planning to meet men`s and women`s wardrobe needs.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe clothing as a personal resource, and explain its influence on personal image. (I)
2. Identify factors contributing to clothing as wearable art and self-expression. (I)
3. Identify characteristics of structural and decorative line, and explain their effect on clothing design. (II)
4. Describe basic styles in clothing for men and women and their application in wardrobe selection. (II)
5. Identify characteristics of shape that affect clothing design and figure types. (II)
6. Contrast classic and fad clothing and their use in wardrobe selection. (II)
7. Explain the functions of color and their effects on clothing design. (II)
8. Describe personal coloring, and explain how it affects wardrobe selection. (II)
9. Explain the importance of fabric performance and aesthetics in wardrobe selection. (II)
10. Identify fabrics that meet different lifestyle and wardrobe needs. (II)
11. Explain the functions of pattern and texture and their sources of inspiration for use in clothing design. (II)
12. Describe the difference between yin and yang, and explain its use in defining physical, personality, and clothing traits. (III)
13. Describe differences in personal style. (III)
14. Explain the concept of clustering clothes and its use in wardrobe selection. (IV)
15. Explain the difference between wardrobe inventory and wardrobe evaluation. (V)
16. Identify the characteristics of wardrobe maintenance and sustainability. (VI)
17. Explain seasonal shopping for planned purchases, selection of merchandise based on wardrobe needs, and quality retail choices. (VII)
18. Analyze apparel projection and quality and its relationship to price levels of fashion goods. (VIII)
19. Analyze design features and their impact on the performance and cost of apparel goods. (VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Social Psychology of Clothing
   A. Powerful resource
   B. Wearable art
II. Design Theory for Wardrobe Selection
   A. Line selection and basic style coordination
   B. Shape selection and classic style coordination
   C. Color selection and coordination
   D. Fabric selection and coordination
   E. Pattern selection and coordination
III. Developing Personal Style
   A. Functions of Yin/Yang concept
   B. Yin/Yang Continuum
IV. Selecting Wardrobe Clusters
   A. Cluster lines
   B. Shopping list plan sheet
V. Wardrobe Evaluation
   A. Purpose of wardrobing cycle
   B. The clothes sort
   C. Develop a shopping list
VI. Closet Organization and Clothing Care
   A. Principles of closet organization
   B. Clothing storage
   C. Care and maintenance of wardrobe
VII. Seasonal Shopping Strategies
   A. Types of stores and seasonal sales
   B. Advertising
VIII. Apparel construction and quality
   A. Production process
      1. Terms
      2. Process
   B. Quality level and price lines
      1. Terms
      2. Price lines
         a. Budget/opening price point
         b. Moderate
         c. Better
         d. Designer
         e. Luxury
      3. Quality analysis of construction components
         a. Appearance
         b. Function
         c. Cost
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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