Functional Clothing and Materials

Project by Ruut Joensuu

Design, prototype and realize a functional collection of clothing, textile or accessories.

Content

Students design a functional collection focusing either on clothing, technical textiles, gear or accessories. The course includes realization and prototyping of the collection designs.

The course focuses on how innovative and functional clothing and accessory collections are created. Lectures cover technical and performance requirements of functional products. Students deepen their design expertise in the field of functional clothing design and familiarize with the latest   material development.

After this course, students can continue to the Fashion Collection Project to realize their collection.

Learning Outcomes

Functional clothing and material design is a large creative design area with a lot of innovation possibilities. The area is linked to sportswear, streetwear and fashion as well as work wear, children’s wear and wearable technologies, accessories and performance gear. This course provides a knowledge base of functional aspects of clothing, materials, manufacturing techniques and policies.

The students have an opportunity to explore new methods and technologies of making and get to use new functional and technical materials. They are able to find innovative solutions and will apply them to their own work. The students learn how to follow the fast development of this professional field.

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