M&S Fashion Brands and Synthetic Fabrics

Teachers' notes

The material in this resource can be used with different subjects, as prompts for classroom or homework activities, or as a Cross-Curricular Fashion Show Project.

Curriculum Links:

Suitable for KS3 cross-curricular work in the following subjects: Enterprise Learning, Learn to Learn, History, Design & Technology, Art, Business Studies, Economics 

KS3 Design & Technology:
- design and make your own clothing
- designing for markets
- developing new ideas
- selecting materials

KS3 Art & Design:
- fashion design / textiles (surface pattern)
- change your style

Learning Objectives:

Knowledge of developments in fabric technology and 20th Century high street fashion

Understanding of how high street retailers match their products to fulfill customers' needs in line with new trends
Skills of identifying popular fashion trends and developments over several decades

M&S 'Fashion and Food' theme on My Learning

This resource is part of a 'Fashion and Food' theme intended to provide a broad picture of product design, using selected items from the M&S Company Archive collection of clothing and food packaging images. The overall aim of the Fashion related resources is to show changing fashions throughout the history of the Company, changes in products over time and how this links to wider social history and world events.

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