Couture Design Techniques
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Design
Course Number: PUFD 2110
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course examines designer/couture construction and design details such as hand and specialty machine stitching, fine fabric finishes, beading, lace, leather, fur, corsetry and foundations for strapless garments. Students will study designer garments from the Parsons The New School for Design Fashion Archive for technical reference during each class. This practice-based class will be supplemented by guest speakers and field trips when relevant. Students will be required to produce a sample notebook of learned techniques, a corset and final personal design project reflecting acquired skills.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All Parsons and Eugene Lang undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): PUFD 2003 Integrated Studio 2 or PUFD 2241 Creative Technical Studio 2 or PAFS 1080 Construction 1 Draping and PAFS 1090 Construction 1 Sewing and PAFS 1020 Construction 1 Patternmaking.


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Open to Junior students.