For best career preparations, college students are encouraged to...
Gain part-time employment
Have a strong work ethic
Understand that change will be a constant in their careers
Why is fashion unique?
Emotional appeal, perishable, available to most income levels of consumers (democratic), requires group acceptance
What are some personal qualities desired in those who pursue fashion careers in fashion?
What is the order of the supply chain levels?
The supply chain consists of producer, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and ultimate consumers.
The sourcing of textiles and apparel comes from American suppliers because American suppliers offer the lowest costs due to production efficiencies.
False, sourcing comes from suppliers all over the world because offshore sourcing is a way to obtain the lowest cost on merchandise.
What is planned obsolescence?
The continual introduction of new and different styles, prints, colors, and fabrics.
Many people of the 1970's were dressed in the recommended career ensemble of John T. Malloy.
True, book "Dress for Success"
The women who publicly rejected the wearing of corsets and adopted Turkish trousers under shorter skirts are known as...
Which designer is credited with introducing the New Look to post-World War II America?
The time during the 1970s when men wore colorful, effeminate clothing was known as the...
One of the effects of World War II on the American fashion industry was the...
Limited contact with French couture house
Because of the vast diversity within the fashion industry, students do not need to know and understand the fundamentals of the industry as well as basic fashion terminology.
What is fast fashion?
Fashion knockoffs of higher-priced items that are quickly copied, produced, delivered, and sold at low prices.
The combined size of the men's and boy's apparel and accessories industries is twice as large as that of the women's apparel and accessories industries
False, women's apparel and accessory retail industry is approximately 4 times larger.
Vanity sizing is common at the lower end of the wholesale price zones due to the the need to make customers feel good about purchasing inexpensive fashions.
The major categories of children's apparel and accessories are preemies, newborns, infants, toddlers, children, and preteens.
The women's wear industry wholesale categories include casual sportswear, tailored clothing, and...
This list is not a reflection of the women's wear wholesale categories.
The wholesale zones typical of a department store's main level merchandise are...
Upper moderate/lower better
When designers opt to reinterpret select pieces from their signature lines while maintaining the style of the signature collection, the pieces are part of the ____ line.
What are distinguishing factors of the men's wear industry?
Fewer firms in the men's wear industry, companies have long histories, compromised of vertically integrated firms
The process of custom tailoring a man's clothes to his specific measurements is...
A current trend in the children's wear industry is...
An increase in the number of licensed products & increase in the influence children on purchase decisions.
Thorstein Veblen proposed that a style requires group acceptance before it can become a fashion.
What is Chase and Flight?
when lower classes chase (imitate) fashions of the upper class, who then fly to a newer fashion
The high-low trend in dressing means that people wear more expensive branded pieces with rted-right items at fast-fashion.
The notion that new fashions evolve from the most recent fashion is referred to as ...
What is NOT a Fashion Principle?
Fashion is a price because you can purchase similar fashion at all prices.
Trickle Down Theory
Fashions introduced by the wealthy and elite members of society, and then are adopted by the masses
Trickle Up Theory
Fashions are first introduced by the lower social classes, youth, minorities, or working class, and then gain popularity with the more affluent consumers
Fashions are first adopted near large metropolitan cities before moving inward toward the central US
Theory that describes a single fashion using different adjectives, depending on how far removed the style is from its fashionable days.
The theory of the shifting erogenous zone suggest...
The female body is divided into a series of sterilized zones that are singularly uncovered to create fashion interest.
The purpose of fashion is to...
decorate, create a sense of identity, demonstrate superiority, relieve boredom, etc.
The demise of serviceable fashions that are then replaced by newer, seemingly more attractive fashion is...