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Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:


Students will give an oral presentation on a fashion designer of their choice.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 1 Standard 4

Identify and discuss characteristics of fashion capitals and designers.



Web Sites

  • Yahoo Directory
    A list of designers and websites for research
  • Designers A to Z
    A directory of designers to links for information, alphabetized by first names.

Background For Teachers:
Fashion Capitals

  • New York
  • London
  • Paris
  • Milan
  • Tokyo

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students should be familiar with the fashion capitols and important fashion designers.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will research and learn about a fashion designer.

Instructional Procedures:
Day One

1. Review the fashion capitols and designers from each capitol.
2. The students, in pairs, will be researching a fashion designer and then presenting that information to the class in a 5- minute oral presentation.
3. Give them two web sites and have them research fashion designers on the web. From that research they will choose one designer.
4. The fashion designer worksheet will help give direction to their research. If you need more information, there is a great section of designer biographies in the old fashion strategies curriculum guide.

Day Two:

Have the students present their findings. They will make small visual aids or posters to help with their presentations.

Esther Larson

Created Date :
May 21 2004 17:03 PM