Fashion Arts

Family Studies @ Fraser

Why Study Fashion?

There are over 7 Billion people on the planet...99% of them wear clothes!


The fashion/garment and related industries are the largest system in the world.

The global apparel market was valued at US$1.7 trillion in 2012

No matter what your area of interest (art, science, math, business, communication, media, technology, etc), there is a job for you.

Fashion Courses @ Fraser

Understanding Fashion - HNC 3O0

This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Students will gain an understanding of theories related to fashion trends and of how culture, media, fashion cycles, retailing, and social and environmental factors influence fashion trends and consumer behaviour. Students will use various tools, technologies, and techniques safely and correctly to create fashion items. In addition, students will apply knowledge of fibres, fabrics, and the elements and principles of design when creating and assessing fashion-related products. Students will develop research skills

as they investigate topics related to fashion.


There are many opportunities for experiential learning including design challenges, participating in the Community Quilt Project, designing and creating an embellished bag, and creating a garment.


The World of Fashion - HNB 4M0

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world.


There are many opportunities for experiential learning. In the fall of 2013, the HNB 4M0 class began the Community Quilt Project - a project to use knowledge of the elements and principles of design to create quilts for charity. They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for equipment and tools, including creating a promotional video and logo. Future students will participate in the Community Quilt Project, design and create recycled garments, and create custom garments. There is also potential for interested students to participate in the Peel Skills Competition.