training a student in Fashion Technology, the focus
should on developing each student's individual flair
for creating clothes and teaching students to think
and act like designers.
They must present themselves as professionals and perform
the tasks expected of fashion designers within the industry.
Such tasks include research, concept and product development,
fabric sourcing, pattern making, garment construction,
and styling. Most important is the emphasis one places
on fashion illustration, as this enables the students
to accurately convey their designs at all levels of
and appreciation of fashion design is not just for clothing
designers, but for merchandisers, purchasers and anyone
else who works in an area that defines or promotes the
styles and looks we live by.