Fashion Design & Merchandising
Holly Chohan, Instructor
Central High School, West Campus
This class is open to all students at Central High School. Student must be in 11th or 12th grade and/or at least 16 years old.
Fashion Design prepares students witht the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for employment in fashion and textile design occupations. Instruction includes such topics as industry regulations, identification and analysis of textiles and textile products, elements and principles of design, garment construction, merchandising, and fashion forecasting. Students develop skills to illustrate designs, create color charts with interesting pattern and texture variations, design apparel (including draping, pattern making, and grading) and develop a merchandise line. Integrated in the instruction will be specific applications of the career performance standards.
All ROP teachers are required to maintain a list of advisors. These advisors are community members that work in fields related to their class, and help to advise them of current trends in the industry.