80 slide Powerpoint presentation on ‘Literacy and Fashion’.
It is comprised of the following sections:
Students are prompted to respond to questions relating to style, taste, couture vs the high street, the ways in which celebrities may influence fashion, the longevity of certain trends, and the way in which people may be judged on their appearance. Students are also required to research the history of the modern fashion industry. This may be linked to History and Guidance department topics.
- Fabrics: natural and synthetic
This cross curricular section may be useful alongside Chemistry / Biology studies.
- Fashion and sustainability
This cross curricular section may be useful alongside Environmental Science studies. Ideas for alternatives to leather, fur are introduced, and students are then required to research these.
- Fashion Vocabulary
A list of words and a paragraph with blanks to fill in are provided for each letter of the alphabet. Fashions from a variety of cultures are included.
Multiple Choice Fashion Quiz and Crossword
Students must review a selection of outfits using a list of both positive and negative descriptions provided.
- Fashion Controversy
Students are required to pick one of a selection of controversial fashion-related issues and write a short essay on the topic. Students are then prompted to analyse quotes by famous designers/photographers/TV characters and decide whether they agree with the ideas/advice provided.
- Colour Chaos
Students are required to match up a list of more unusual colour names with coordinates on a colour grid.
- On trend
Students match up names of trends with representative photos, and then pick a trend and create their own interpretation of it. This may be used alongside an Art and Design project.
7 page Assessment and Activities Booklet based on the Powerpoint also included.