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  • Teacher Fabriano Fabbri

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-ART/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to recognize the styles of fashion from the Sixties up to the latest trends; he/she acquires the theoretical-methodological instruments to investigate the movements of fashion and their intersections with visual arts.

Course contents

The course explores the main steps of the history of fashion, starting from an overall view on designers such as Balenciaga and Dior, then up to the Sixties, the Seventies, the Eightees, the Ninetees and nowadays aesthetics. The course aims to enrich the knowledge of the fashion world through its protagonists in a face-to-face interaction: during the development of the lessons, special guests such as designers and managers will be invited for lectures and workshops, in order to get in touch with the creative and producing processes in fashion making.


F. Fabbri, L'orizzonte degli eventi / The event horizon, Atlante, Bologna 2013
F. Fabbri, Angelo Marani, Atlante, Bologna 2015
F. Fabbri, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Atlante, Bologna 2013


Not-attenders and Erasmus student will have to integrate the bibliography adding the following texts:

C. Evans, Fashion at the Edge. Spectacle, Modernity, and Deathliness, Yale University Press, 2007.

F. Fabbri, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Atlante, Bologna 2013

J. Laver, Costume and fashion. A concise history, Thames & Hudson 2012 (5th edition)

V. Mendes, A. de la Haye, Fashion since 1900, Thames & Hudson 2010.

Teaching methods

Projection of images and runway collections to be analyzed during the class

Assessment methods

Written test. The exam will be held in the IT laboratories of the Rimini Campus on e-learning platform and will consist of different typologies of questions: 1) questions matched with 3/4 alternative answers, with just a correct one; 2) "true" of "false" questions; 3) pictures of designers and styles to be properly recognized.

The aim of the test is to verify the ability of the students to recognize the styles of fashion and their hystorical-critical value.

Teaching tools

E-learning platform, workshops with fashion designers, workshops in fashion companies.

Office hours

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