History of Fashion

  /  History of Fashion

This course will give students a basic understanding of the long and interesting fashion history. Students will be introduced to the development, changes and growth of the fashion industry. This course will provide students with the history of Western, American fashion. They will be also provided with the fashion history of shoes development, vintage patterns, swim wear, Las Vegas style, cashmere sweaters, history of women’s hats, and many other interesting things.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Recognize the important social, economic, technological and political influences that have caused fashion to change throughout history
  • Identify the silhouettes, colors, fabrics, and accessories used for human adornment during significant fashion eras
  • Define the costume terminology and identify resources for the study of historic costume

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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