Use the Elements of Fashion Design to Tell a Story

30-45 min

Novice

Ages 8+

What Will You Learn?

Everyone has a story to tell and everyone wears clothing that tells part of that story. Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been meaning attached to what was put on. From colors designated only for nobility to stripes for prisoners to team uniforms, fashion has been a way to bring people together and to set them apart, to make a statement or as a means of self-expression.

Today, fashion designers are not limited to fabrics in their designs. Technology has become part of our story and is much more accessible. Young designers can use tech such as lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to tell their stories.

Download the worksheet.

Elements of Fashion Design

Use the Elements of Fashion Design to Tell a Story

30-45 min

Novice

Ages 8+

What Will You Learn?

Everyone has a story to tell and everyone wears clothing that tells part of that story. Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been meaning attached to what was put on. From colors designated only for nobility to stripes for prisoners to team uniforms, fashion has been a way to bring people together and to set them apart, to make a statement or as a means of self-expression.

Today, fashion designers are not limited to fabrics in their designs. Technology has become part of our story and is much more accessible. Young designers can use tech such as lights, sensors, and microcontrollers to tell their stories.

Download the worksheet.

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.