Jan 20, 2021  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FASH 207 - Sustainable Style in the Fashion Industry


This class will analyze historical incidents of fashion’s impact on the environment, people and animals – from the birth of the Audubon Society as a reaction to women’s hat trends, to the revolutionary Dandy’s use of dress as a tool for political change, to the popularized anti-sweatshop and anti-fur movements of the 1990s, as well as past and current representations of various forms of power communicated through dress that are utilized in marketing. Students will explore how certain symbols and icons used in fashion not only rationalize and excuse the exploitation of animals, but encourage their consumption and the display of their skins as the primary method of showcasing one’s individual sexuality, power and worth. Students will also explore the contradictory dynamic of greenwashing and indigenous/native appropriations that aim to visually represent communion with nature, yet accomplish the opposite.
3 credits
Prerequisite: FASH 105-Fashion Fundamentals



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