In Fashion Design, students learn about the basics of fashion design while studying professional fashion practices. Students draw croquis', sew, and construct garments.
A trend forecaster predicts the colors, fabrics, textures, materials, prints, graphics, beauty/grooming, accessories, footwear, street style, and other styles that will be presented on the runway and in the stores for the upcoming seasons.
This assignment will challenge you to explore fashion merchandising and hone your business skills. Very often, fashion design courses will not show you how to start your own business or teach you very valuable business skills.
Your assignment is to work in a group of 2 people to create a trend forecast for the 2016-2017 fashion season. Half of the class will forecast the Fall 2017 Season and the other half will forecast the 2017 Spring Season. You will create a design board, a croquis board, 2 full outfits, and a video describing the assignment. The video above is an A+ example of this assignment.
Specs (what needs to go in the video)
FIDM Design Challenge
A Beginner's Guide to Trend Forecasting Article
Fashion Snoops (trend forecasting company -- paid services)