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FASH911.A-2021.SPSES2 Materials and Color

Begins April 13, 2021

Balancing footwear design criteria against form, function and performance is one of the most important elements to consider in creating a successful shoe. Appropriate material choices for uppers and soles need to reflect comprehensive research of consumer and end use purpose to assure fit, shape, style and comfort.  Costing and sourcing factors also play a pivtol role in selecting resources. This course will introduce students to a wide variety of upper and sole materials, their performance attributes, manufacturing best practices of these resources, and strategies for making wise choices. Additionally, the use and application of color will be examined through a global lense to evaluate the influence color is having in the rise of the contemporary shoe market. 

Course dates: 03/17/2021 - 05/05/2021

Instructor : Kathleen Grevers