This exciting project was inspired by Project Runway. I have fill three suitcases with consignment items and put students in project groups. Groups choose a suitcase and refashion a garment out of the items in the suitcase. They take before and after pictures and learn a variety of construction techniques along the way.
Have your students create a fashion board on Polyvore. Create Polyvore fashion challenges by writing adjectives, colors, and atmosphere on pieces of paper and putting them in three bowls. Pick one paper from each bowl e.g. Ecstatic, Neon, Office and give your class a set amount of time to come up with the best Polyvore “board.” Discuss each student’s board as a class by having the student present why they chose each item and how the emotion is carried through the choices and layout.
This creative lesson is a design challenge that reaches beyond your classroom. Students are put in groups and assigned an administrator to interview and then design a tie for. This lesson focuses on the customer side of the fashion design world where customers are an integral part of choosing what they wear and what they’ll pay for. Of course a bonus is that administrators get to see what you do in your classroom!
Based on the My Lifetime show, Project Accessory this lesson will challenge your students to design accessories for an outfit of their choice. The objective of this lesson is to test student’s design skills and practical application of the elements and principles of design and color. Skills required: matching colors & patterns, sewing, construction, neatness, flexibility, adaptability.