Think about your closet full of clothing…what prompted you to buy all of these items? Our clothing decisions are often influences by a variety of things. This lesson on Clothing Influences is a great way to explore what guides our choices when it comes to clothing. Use this as an intro lesson to your clothing or fashion course or unit or as a stand alone overview lesson in a comprehensive FACS class or middle school program when you need to explore various FACS content areas in a short period of time. Be sure to check out all of the engaging ideas as you continue to read this post!
Ugly sweaters are all the craze, so why not incorporate them into a fun winter holiday activity? This Ugly Sweater Scavenger Hunt Fashion Show is an adaptation of an assignment the art teacher at my school does. Send students on a scavenger hunt for ugly sweaters based on project criteria, have them create a digital fashion show (movie) set to fun holiday music and watch them in class right before winter break!
The Trendy Threads Wardrobe Box project was created to simulate clothing subscription services that are advertised on the internet. These services are designed to tailor outfits that fit and flatter the personality, profile, needs and body type of their client for a fee. In this project, students become the personal stylist as they curate outfits for their “clients” based on profile information. It’s a great way for students to apply what they’ve learned in class and see if they enjoy being a personal stylist!
Have you ever been a fast fashion junkie needing to update your wardrobe on a regular basis? Many of us probably have at some point in our lives! Fast Fashion: A Talking Points Lesson & Activity has students exploring this concept and its impact, as well as learning about some things they can do to make a difference!
It’s interesting to watch the trends in fashion change as new ideas emerge and old favorites get an update! Like history, fashion is bound to repeat itself and what’s old will become “new” again to a new generation! If you teach a course on fashion, you no doubt incorporate a lesson or unit on fashion trends. Read on to get an update on activities for teaching an old favorite!
Capsule Wardrobes seem to be the latest trend in shopping and not just for the minimalists who strive to eliminate the excess! I decided to have my students explore this trend, create their own capsule wardrobe collection for a specific season and budget range as well as promote it through an infomercial using apps such as Polyvore and iMovie. Students were highly engaged as they looked for pieces to create their collection and somewhat frustrated as they had to revise when prices exceeded their budget range! Overall, a great practical lesson and project, simulating real life practices (except for the infomercial–that was just a fun, creative way to share their collections with the entire class)!
t’s amazing how technology can influence and change our perception and creativity of things, including sewing and fashion! If you teach sewing and/or fashion, below are some ideas of how technology has influenced or become a part of the art. At one time these ideas may have existed only in our imaginations and now they are reality! If you know of other ideas or resources available, please share via the comment section below.