Designing a fashion driving forces website as an educational resource

Meong Jin Shin, Tracy Diane Cassidy

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Electronic educational resources support search activities and manipulate information effectively in learning environments, thus enhancing education. This paper discusses the development of an electronic timeline database that classifies design and fashion details; technological developments; socio-economical influences; availability and popularity within fashion trends; marketing and distribution; and influential people including designers, in a manner that facilitates ease of cross referencing events at the same point in time for a rich analysis of fashion. The study focuses on the driving forces of fashion during the 1920s as an example decade of a much larger database. The data are presented in the form of a website allowing students to better understand fashion trends with macro-environmental and marketing strategies. The electronic resource is a useful tool for fashion, textile and marketing students as an educational interface providing design, production and marketing data for fashion-related products and is particularly useful for the analysis of fashion trends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-183
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015


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