In Fashion Design, students learn about the basics of fashion design while studying professional fashion practices. Students draw croquis', sew, and construct garments.
A croquis is a simple sketch of the figure used mostly for clothing design. The word "croquis" is French for "to sketch." The croquis is a means of communicating fashion and fashion concepts via an idealized fashion form. This form, which can be male or female measure nine to ten heads high. A normal human, measures seven to eight heads high. The legs are elongated for effect, but the proportions between the head the crotch retains realism with the human form.
Arms and legs can be pivoted to suggest different postures, and the proportions will be retained, for example, standing legs akimbo, or legs apart. The angle of the shoulders and the hips can be angled to suggest jauntiness. However, the proportions will not apply if there is any foreshortening effect, for example if any of the limbs are pointing towards or away from the viewer.