Learning French through Fashion (A2-B1)

Fashion in France is an important aspect in the spectrum of culture and social life, as well as being an important aspect of the economy since Louis XIV. Listen, read, watch films, speak and debate. Learn about the life of icons from Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and more.


DELIVERY MODE
This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Classes will consist of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework. This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Please note that WEA Sydney is unable to provide any technical support for students' personal equipment. We understand that for many of our students this is a new and novel approach. If you are unsure if it is for you, please note that we will offer you a no questions asked refund up until the end of Week 2.


COURSE OUTLINE
Each week, we look at a film, articles, biography and Fashion style of a designer. Students share their tastes: preferences and dislikes. Once a term each student presents to the class his/her fashion designer. We also discuss about the stress and pressure of such industry and the issue of consumerism.

  • Review of the Language of Fashion and History. What is Fashion? What is the history of French Fashion : from Louis XIV to today. Who are the big French Designers? Who are the big French Brands?
  • In the 20s. Coco Chanel - 'La Garconne'
  • In the 40s Christian Dior - 'The New Look"
  • In the 50s Le Breton with the French Navy Uniform with blue stripes
  • In the 60s Courrèges with the short skirst and boots
  • In the 70s Yves Saint Laurent and Le Pret-à-porter – ready to wear
  • In the 80s Azzeline Alaia
  • In the 90s Oscar de la Renta
  • In the 2000s New Trend : Menswear


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the history of the French Fashion.
  2. Describe the role of each French Designer in that industry.
  3. Discuss your own .personal tastes and brands.
  4. Discuss the life of each French Designer., their ups and downs.
  5. Discuss the stress and pressure of such industry and the issue of consumerism.
$275 Limited / $248

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27 Apr

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