Sunday, November 19, 2017
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii System
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Students FDM
The FDM curriculum provides students with knowledge and skills for career positions in apparel and fashion-related fields. Students learn fashion industry operating methods; develop buying and merchandising plans; study textile fibers and fabrics; create fashion apparel lines; examine Hawaiian, Asian, and western costume artifacts; examine the effects of social, political, and economic conditions on local, national and global industry operations and consumer needs; and study current concerns for social responsibility, ethical issues, and environmental impacts as these relate to fashion businesses and consumers.

Courses cover topics such as:
  • Fashion trend analysis;
  • Fashion sketching;
  • Textile properties;
  • Apparel design and construction;
  • Retail buying & merchandise management;
  • Fashion promotion & fashion show production;
  • Costume history;
  • Social and cultural aspects of dress;
  • International trade issues.

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