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ARTD6126 Fashion Management 1

Module Overview

The module’s overall aim is to provide a comprehensive understanding of fashion management and marketing theories and concepts. This will establish you with a base of practical knowledge and skills required for managing and developing fashion brands in diverse and competitive fashion business environments, or further study.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • current theories and practices relevant for creating and managing global fashion brands;
  • managing and building brand values, identity and image for a global fashion brand.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • research, critique and apply fashion management theory related to brand identity and its communication;
  • critically analyse and evaluate the target customer of a brand using a range of sources;
  • identify and evaluate market trends that will provide future opportunity for strategic brand development.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • design and deliver work of a professional standard, applying a range of effective communication approaches, including oral, written and digital media;
  • demonstrate ability to work effectively individually and/or in a team role, solving problems in innovative and creative ways.
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate creative thinking, practical knowledge and skills that will prepare you for professional practice within the global fashion industry.

Syllabus

This module introduces a series of fashion management and marketing theories, concepts and frameworks relevant for creating and managing fashion brand image and identity. You will gain systematic knowledge that you will be able to apply to strategically developing and communicating brand concepts independently and collaboratively. This is approached through lectures, guest lectures, seminars and group project work.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Lectures • Seminars • Workshops • Tutorials • E-learning • Independent self-study Learning activities include: • Group projects • In class group discussion/ critique • Peer learning • Team-work • Role Play • Student presentations • Mood-board creation • Independent learning (this will involve independent reading, analysis of key concepts, theories, case Studies, undertaking research into key topics, guided reading)

TypeHours
Teaching26
Independent Study174
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Wallpaper.

Solomon, M. and Rabolt, N (2008). Consumer Behaviour in Fashion. 

Tungate, M. (2012). Fashion Brands: Branding Style from Armani to Zara. 

Blackboard.

The Luxury Channel.

Springwise.

Jackson, Tim., Shaw, David. (2001). Mastering Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management. 

Luxury Daily.

Posner, H. (2015). Marketing Fashion: Strategy, Branding and Promotion. 

Blythe, J. (2012). Consumer Behaviour. 

Fill, C., Turnbull, S. (2016). Marketing Communications: Discovery, Creation and Conversations. 

Kotler, P., Armstrong, G. (2013). Principles of Marketing. 

Showstudio.

Ze, ZooK., Smith, PR. (2016). Marketing Communications: Offline and Online Integration, Engagement and Analytics. 

Business of Fashion.

Fill, C. (2013). Marketing Communications: Brands, Experiences and Participation. 

Chaffey, D., P.R.Smith (2013). Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing. 

Chaffey, D., Ellis-Chadwick, F (2013). Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice. 

Dazed Digital.

Journals. Journal of Brand Management Journal of Consumer Research Journal of Business Research Journal of Marketing Communications International Journal of Market Research Business Horizons European Journal of Marketing Harvard Business Review Journal of Business Research Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management Journal of Marketing

Bendoni,W. K. (2017). Media for Fashion Marketing: Storytelling in a Digital World. 

WGSN.

Insider Trends.

Bailey, S. and Baker, J. (2014). Visual Merchandising for Fashion (Basics Fashion Management). 

Style.

Kotler, P. & Keller, K. L. (2011). Global Marketing Management. 

Lorynn, D. and Brannon, E. L. (2015). Fashion Forecasting. 

Lea-Greenwood, G. (2012). Fashion Marketing Communications. 

LSN Global.

Cope, J., Maloney, D. (2016). Fashion Promotion in Practice. 

Jackson, T. and Shaw, D (2009). Mastering Fashion Marketing. 

Easey, M (2009). Fashion Marketing. 

Best, K. (2006). Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation. 

Kim, E.; Fiore, A. M. & Kim, H. (2011). Fashion Trends – Analysis and Forecasting. 

Trendwatching.

Morgan, T (2016). Visual Merchandising. 

Assessment

Formative

Critique

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Group Digital Presentation  () 20%
Illustrated report  (2500 words) 80%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Illustrated report  (2500 words) 80%
Individual Digital Presentation  () 20%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Illustrated report  (2500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Field Trips

- Optional field trips (travel costs for optional field /study trips are normally not covered by the University).

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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