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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
MSc in Fashion Management1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)C.JOCHUM
Intervenant(s)Claire JOCHUM

Pré requis

Students need to have curiosity for textiles as basic material for fashion, and be able to communicate choices by using clear communications skills, indepth research and analysis

Objectifs du cours

- understand the textile supply chain from manufacturing processes to distribution, from fibres to finishes
- indentify the differences between natural and synthetic fabrics, their properties and end-use in fashion
- select appropriate fabric for specific fashion collection and brand, with critical thinking
- apply precise textile vocabulary and use necessary communication skills to gather fabric collection book
- take into account sustainability issues and new developments

Contenu du cours

The course contents propose an overview of the world of textiles in order to select appropriate fabrics for fashion collection, from silhouette to function, and market.
1. From fibers to fabrics : the supply chain.
2. Fabric constructions : weaves, knits, felt and others ; properties and end-use
3. Natural fibres : plant and animal fibres, processing, properties and end-use
4. Chemical fabrics : artificial and synthetic fabrics, processing,properties and end-use
5.Textile finishes : dyeing, printing, finishing, embellishments
6. Fabric sourcing and selection : presentation of case study
7.Techno textiles, innovation and sustainability, responsible design
8. Fabric selection for fashion collection :
Case study of fabric book for specific brand and season, moodboards.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class14,00   The course will rely the interaction between magistral course and actual presentation of fabrics to illustrate course content and to learn how to communicate about textiles
Coaching2,00   Tutorials of how to make moodboards, and present and gather a fabric collection book/ feedback
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings2,00   Refer to Fashion Designer's Textile Directory ofr fabric research according to silhouettes and function
E-Learning3,00   Research on web fabric trends, iconography to illustrate course, and as base for argumentation
Research2,00   Research fabrics and specific finishes /prints
Independent study
Group Project9,00  
Estimated personal workload16,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant48,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study
  • Tutorial


Fabric collection book containing moodboard, fabric selection with relevant vocabulary and iconography, including print/finishes, cost, description and reasons of choice : case study for a capsule collection for a specific brand and market.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Group Project9,00160,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Fashion designer's textile directory - Gail Baugh, Thames and Hudson


  • Techno textiles - S. Braddock, M. O' Mahony, Thames and Hudson


  • Fashion : from concept to consumer - G. Frings, Pearson Prentice Hall


  • Fabric for Fashion - the swatch book - C. Hallett and A. Johnston, Laurence King


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