This course is designed to teach students the basic principles of fashion. They will learn a brief history of fashion and where the styles we see today originated from. There will be emphasis on fitting to make clothes more flattering to the body, as well as how to combine colors: including complementary, neutrals and patterns. We will discuss Eco-fashion and what that means today and why it’s so important. Students will make a book of the different types of fabric and how to care for them while learning how to read garment tags and what they mean. There will be field trips to thrift stores to learn how to put together an outfit and sewing one simple garment.