ITALIAN FASHION; FACS

Instruction:

Courses will be taught by University of Georgia Associate Professor, Katalin Medvedev.

Courses:

TXMI 4900 - ITALIAN FASHION (3 Credit Hours)
This course will explore the Italian Fashion Industry from the 1950's until the present time. We will consider the historical, political, cultural, and social influences on Italian fashion that sparked the birth of the industry in Florence after World War II. Emphasis will be placed on the careers of the most relevant Italian fashion designers, such as Armani, Valentino, Prada, Versace. We shall also focus on the specificities of family based studio manufacturing and product development in the footwear and leather industries. The course will include in class lectures, videos, discussions, analysis of readings, individual research projects and project presentations.

TXMI 3010 - FASHION: WHY IS IT MEANINGFUL (3 Credit Hours)
Fashion has been accepted as a phenomenon that touches the life of everyone. For this reason, fashion is now regarded as an important part of the study of culture. This class introduces students to the most important concepts of fashion and the key theories of fashion scholarship. We will analyze fashion as an indicator of social status, gender identity, class position, personality, social group alliance, sexuality, political affiliation, and cultural and religious beliefs through a variety of case studies and readings.