Finished Looks

After patterns and samples are completed, finished ensembles (looks) will be made. You will be required to construct 6-7 looks to potentially be included in the Cutting Edge Fashion Show.  (The Final look completed in Sr. Collection I will be added to your collection to have a total of 6-7 garments.)  Garments must use finishing techniques that are in keeping with your price point and target market.  Remember that judging of garments is based on four major components:  Construction, Creativity, Marketability, and Salability.  Your potential collection line must include all of these.

Finished Looks are made of Fashion Fabric and are completed as if they were ready to sell at their intended/stated sales outlet.

Rules for Finished Looks:

  • If 3 deadlines are missed the student will fail the class.
  • Garments that are not totally complete (meaning all hems, closures, and embellishments finished) will not be eligible for judging and will receive a -0- 
  • Garments that do not meet deadlines or are incomplete will not be returned until after the Cutting Edge Fashion Show.  The only excuse for missing a deadline is the student is legitimately ill, in the hospital, or there is a death in the immediate family.  Documentation is required. 

Class expectations: 

  •  At least 50% of the garment construction must be done in class.  This is a combination of  construction and finishing.  (Does not include cutting the pattern).
  • Any garment not worked on in class will not be accepted and will receive a 0.
  • Construction requirement does not include cutting out pattern pieces or serging pattern pieces.  Garments that do not receive a grade equivalent to 75% or higher will not be included in judging or the fashion show. 
  • If a student is not passing the class with an overall grade of a 75% or better, they will not be allowed to participate in the Cutting Edge Fashion Show. 
  • Garments receiving low scores (equivalent to a 74% or lower) by the judges and/or deemed unacceptable for any reason by the Fashion Management Faculty or the Dean of School of Media and Design will not be included in the show.

Additional information:  The Cutting Edge Fashion Show and Senior Collection II are mutually exclusive of each other.  Judging scores will not influence the grade in Senior Collection II.  Inclusion in the Cutting Edge Fashion is a reward for excellent construction, time management, and hard work.  It is a privilege to be selected to show work at this event and should be treated as such.  

  • Purchase garment bags to protect garments while transported to and from class and to and from the fashion show location.
  • Embellishments that cannot be attached once the look is complete must be done during initial construction.

Garment Categories

a.  EVENING/FORMAL WEAR

  • All strapless pieces must have boning and underlining in the bodice or a corselet.
  • Must be fully lined
  • Must have facings as needed with understitching

b.  COATS (OUTERWEAR)

  • Must be fully lined.
  • Must follow standard tailoring construction requirements

c.  SPORTSWEAR (SEPARATES:  CASUAL OR DESIGNER)

  • Hong Kong, bias or serged seam finish depending on price point
  • Must have facings as needed with understitching
  • If knits are used, must have bias tape in key seams, use knit interfacing, correct machine stitch, correct machine needle and seams must be serged.

d.  CAREER/DAYWEAR

  • Must be fully lined
  • Must have facings as needed with understitching

e.  AFTER FIVE (SEMI-FORMAL)

  • All strapless pieces must have boning and underlining in the bodice or a corselet.
  • Must be fully lined
  • Must have facings as needed with understitching

fAVANTE GUARD

  • The construction of these garments must be in keeping with true couture techniques or high quality construction techniques.  These pieces are truly one of a kind and would be seen more as a piece of art than a functional apparel piece.

g.  DAY DRESSES

  • Must have lining and/or facings
  • Must have facings as needed with understitching.

 

Grade sheet  
4350/60 Schedule