Welcome to Lesson 3! This week we will explore the movement and business side of fashion. Whether you are a merchandising or design student, you need to understand how the industry functions. From learning about the factors that influence fashion movement to identifying trends, you will begin to understand the movement of fashion. Who innovates, who influences, and who simply follows? Why are diversity and competition in price, quality, and innovation are such important factors? What are the roles of the retailer, manufacturer, and designer?

You will also need to select a topic to research for your individual project. This week we add another research organizational option by setting up a board on Pinterest for organizing your research a selection of tool options for making infographics, and using the Adobe Color Wheel to select colors for any project be it a presentation, product design or inspiration.

You will find this week’s tasks on the next 3 pages.
Lesson 3:

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. “
– Wernher von Braun