Fashion Theory and Trend Analysis
MDSE 3370: Theoretical frameworks are examined and used to interpret the meanings of dress in cultural patterns, social organizations, social interactions and personal identities. Current fashion trends are analyzed and interpreted through pop culture and every day life.
The semester long project for this course was to conduct an in-depth analysis on a particular subculture, through outreach interviews, surveys, and documented research from scholarly journals and reviews. The subculture was observed in action and any future trends were predicted regarding globalization and the speculation of any new dress practices and ensembles. My group chose the Muslim culture to conduct our analysis. We featured multiple aspects of the dress including the traditional wear and the influence of contemporary fashion on the current dress styles.