Gender in Contemporary Menswear

Course Code: 
TEXT 355
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To try to capture new perspectives in the context of possible future suggestions in menswear through establishing the kinds of key developments that took place in the previous century which paved the way to the androgynous, feminine looks in contemporary menswear and homosocial, homoerotic mise en scenes in the male image in fashion photography today.
Course Content: 

Firstly; the liberation movements that took place between late 1950s and early 1970s are scrutinized. Afterwards; the time well known luxury ready-made clothing brands penetrated into menswear market; marginal and avantgarde styles in menswear in 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s; metrosexuality and how this phenomenon contributed to the cause and feminine, androgynous looks in contemporary menswear and homosocial, homoerotic mise en scenes in 21st century fashion editorials and advertisement campaigns are located. Lastly; skirt as a taboo in menswear is analyzed and the possibility of genderless fashion is examined.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Obtains information about the liberation movements and featured social developments that took place after the second half of the 20th century. 4,11 1,2,3 A
2) Locates the marginal and avantgarde styles in menswear over the course of 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s. 4,11 1,2,3 A
3) Comprehends the phenomenon of metrosexuality and its contribution to the subject. 4,11 1,2,3 A
4) Locates the taboos that exist in menswear and comprehends how these taboos are challenged. 4,11 1,2,3 A
5) Locates the androgynous and feminine looks in contemporary menswear. 4,11 1,2,3 A
6) Comprehends the basics of the homosocial and homoerotic mise en scenes in 21st century male image in fashion photography. 4,11 1,2,3 A

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the course, giving information about the goals and contents of the course and the assessment methods. NONE
2 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Counter Culture, Beats & Hippies. RESEARCH
3 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Civil right in The USA RESEARCH
4 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Popular Culture; youth culture, music and youth magazines, comic books. RESEARCH
5 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Audacity and frankness in litreture and cinema, moderation in cencorship. NONE
6 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Tendencies in art and design. RESEARCH
7 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Riots of 1968, New Feminism. RESEARCH
8 Social developments that took place between early 1950s and late 1970s: Gay liberation RESEARCH
9 MIDTERM NONE
10 Avantgarde and marginal styles emerged after 1960s: 1970s and 1980s. NONE
11 Avantgarde and marginal styles emerged after 1960s: 1990s, metrosexuality and early 2000s. NONE
12 Findings on Skirt & Men, discussions. RESEARCH
13 Male image in contemporary fashion photography: childlike, androgynous and feminine appearences in fashion editorials during the 2000s. NONE
14 Male image in contemporary fashion photography: homosocial and homoerotic appearences in fashion editorials, advertisement campaigns and artistic fashion photography during 2000s. NONE
15 Are we moving towards genderless attire? NONE

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Instructor’s doctorate thesis, published articles and papers.
Additional Resources All the resources that take place in Instructors doctorate thesis, published articles and papers alonside related printed & online fashion-design-life magazines.

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents Websites and printed media material that will be suggested by the instructor.
Assignments Research subjects that will be specified by the instructor.
Exams 1 Midterm, 1 Final

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 %50
Quizzes - -
Assignment 3 %50
Total 1 %100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   %60
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   %40
Total  5 % 100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Supplementary Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Skills of seeing, perception, expression.          
2 Developing different methods of seeing and perception skills.          
3 Skills of corelating and thinking interdisciplinary.     x    
4 Acquisition of visual and historical point of view and assesment perspective.         x
5 Understanding the principles of textile design, studying artistic and social developments in the context of design principles.          
6 Acquisition of the knowledge of pattern making via the corelation of human body with ergonomy and material.          
7 Skill of being able to use the contemporary technological achievements as a design tool.          
8 Apprehension of the methods of producing woven structures.          
9 Acquisition of experiences of creating original design product via using a method.          
10 Application of the knowledge of pattern making, which is acquired via the corelation of human body with ergonomy and material, by the help of relevant tools.          
11 Acquisition of the sociological and historical foundation supporting design philosophy.         x
12 Skill of expressing textile surfaces via sketching methods, formation of the personal ways of expressions via knowing the human body.          
13 Acquisition of structural plans and their application methods in industrial textile design.          
14 Acquisition of the knowledge of design and assessment of a work/product.          
15 Acquisition of applied, visual and oral prensentation techniques of planned original creations.          

 

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 7 6 42
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes - - -
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     111
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,44
ECTS Credit of the Course     5