Course code MatZ3066

Credit points 1

Fashion and Style I

Total Hours in Course16

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Date of course confirmation27.02.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Silvija Reihmane

Mg. paed.

Prior knowledge

MākZ1005, Philosophy, Culture and Art

Course abstract

Fashionable ideas from a historical perspective. Characteristics of the dress and the ideal of the era. Expressions of the garment composition. Basic principles and factors of styling and visual image. Fashion research methodology.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge - understanding of the style of fashion and the historical development of fashion, the basic principles of the design of costume styles - defense of practical works;
Skills - to analyze critically, compare and evaluate the characteristics of costume styles in the design of clothing composition and image; work individually and in groups and demonstrate IT skills in the development of independent work - practical works;
Competence - ability to formulate and explain word-related terms; ability to understand the fashion multidisciplinarity of the costume as a socio-economic, anthropological, social psychological and artistic system, the ability to conduct a fashion study, systematize and present the acquired information - presentations on course work

Course plan

1. Concepts: clothing, clothing, fashion, costume, style, image, image. Clothing functions (utilitarian, aesthetic, social).
2. Fashion ideas and milestones in costume history:
• Primary crop dress. Antique Society Costume (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome);
• Medieval Fashion in Europe (Agro Medieval Costume, Roman Style, Gothic Style);
• Renaissance costume fashion (Italian fashion, Spanish fashion, Reformation fashion - Germany and Switzerland);
• 17th century costume fashion (Baroque fashion);
• 18th century costume fashion (Rococo style, Classicism style, Amateur style)
• 19th Century Costume Fashion (Biedermeier, Romanticism (Victorian) Fashion, Tournament Style, Art Style),
• 20th century essential milestones in fashion.
3. Basic principles of fashion and style:
• The means of expressing the composition of the garment (silhouettes, shapes, lines, proportions);
• Basic elements of design and their consistency (material, details, pattern, color).
• Style classification (classic, romantic, sporty, ethnic, mixed)
• Types of clothing styles (age styles, style and nationality, fashion styles)
• Fashion news
Practical works:
1. Basic elements of garment composition (silhouette, shape, lines, proportions).
2. Basic elements of design and their consistency (material, details, pattern, color).
3. Types of clothing styles
4. Basic Principles of Visual Image Creation:
• Style and personality
• Typology of seasons (winter, summer, spring, autumn)
• Height Types (A, V, H, O, X Body Types; Body: Flat, Conical, Rounded, Full, Long, Short)
• Visual body correction with clothing
• Wardrobe assembly (life rhythm and wardrobe analysis, wardrobe components, garment capsule making)
• Accessories selection (accessory items, accessory shape and face shape, accessory style, accessory options)
• Clothing and conditions
Practical works:
4. Style and personality
5. Individual color palette
6. Type of height and clothing
7. Wardrobe assembly
8. Choice of accessories
5. Fashion and Style Research Methodology:
• Inspiration sources
• Associations
• Fashion illustrations
• Design and modeling of the garment collection
Presentations on course work

Requirements for awarding credit points

85% of contact classes visited
Developed and defended practical works
Presentations successfully presented

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students are informed about the topics, tasks and requirements of the practical work in a timely manner. Individual consultations are available.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Practical works - assessment in 10 point system
Presentations - meeting the requirements, presentation

Compulsory reading

1. Beijs B. Stila akadēmija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2013. 2. Freimanis I. Laiks, laikmets, mode. Rīga: „Modris”, 1998. 3. Ķestere I. Lietišķā etiķete. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2007. 4. Magele B. Stila harmonija. Rīga: Jumava, 2004. 5. Modes dizaina rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2014. 5. Stevenson N.J. Modes vēsture. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2011. 6. Palomo–Lovinska N. Pasaules ietekmīgākie modes dizaineri. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2014. 7. Parute E. Stila un modes enciklopēdija. Rīga: Jumava, 2010. 8. Roulands–Vorns L. Tērpi: enciklopēdija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2002. 9. Vorslija H. Mode. 100 būtiskas idejas. Rīga:Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2013.

Further reading

1. Dubska Ž. Rīdzinieces noslēpumi. Modes un stila lietpratējas rokasgrāmata. Rīga: Jumava, 2017. 2. Gabrielsone M. Lookbook meitenēm. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2018. 3. Lesīte I. Stila noslēpumi. Rīga: Rīga, Jumava, 2013. 4. Leiškalne-Roka G., Ševeļovs D. Stils. Rīga: Stila Ceļvedis, 2018. 5. Meijers–Stablē B. 12 modistes, kas izmainīja vēsturi. Rīga: SIA “J.L.V.”, 2017. 6. Palma S., Šolca U. Tava stila rokasgrāmata. Apģērbs. Aksesuāri. Krāsas. Rīga: Jumava, 2012. 7. Skara N. Mazliet modes un svaiga gaisa. Rīga: Jumava, 2018. 8. Vasiļjevs A. Skaistums cauri gadsimtiem. Rīga: Jumava, 2016. 9. Vasiļjevs A. Eiropas modes vēsture. Rīga: Jumava, 2014. 10. Vasiļjevs A. Modes likteņi. Rīga: Jumava, 2012. 11. Racinet A. The Costume History. Köln: Taschen, 2015. 12. Sposito S. Fabrics in Fashion Design: The Way Successful Fashion Designers Use Fabrics. Barcelona: Promopress, 2017. 13. De la Fressange I. Parisian Chic Look Book : What Should I Wear Today?. Paris: Flammarion, 2017. 14. Drudi E. Fashion Details: 4000 Drawings. Barselona: Prestel, 2015. 15. Fashionary A4 Men (Black). Fashionary, 2017. 17. Fashionary A5 Men (Black). Fashionary, 2017. 18. Fashionary A5 Women (Black). Fashionary, 2017. 19. Fogg Marnie. The Dress 100 ideas that changed fashion forever. London: Goodman, 2014. 20. Rees A. Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe. London: Virgin Books, 2017. 21. Johnston L. Fashion in Detail: 19th Century. London: Thames and Hudson, 2016. 22. Sims J. Icons of Women's Style. London: Laurence King, 2015.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Žurnāls "Pastaiga". ISSN 1407-3277 2. Žurnāls. "Stila Ilustrētā Rokasgrāmata". Izdevniecība Dienas žurnāli. ISSN 2256-0459 3. Žurnāls "Vouge". Pieejams:


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