BMALX611 – The Business of International Fashion

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Module title
The Business of International Fashion
Students will explore the multiplicity of global factors affecting the fashion industry acros international markets today. Outsourcing, import/export strategies, tariffs, quotas, government regulations, and supply chain factors will be discussed in the New Zealand Trans-Tasman, Pasifika and global contexts. Through the research and analysis of brand strategies, contemporary labels, trend and fashion forecasting, students will develop a range of strategies to produce fashion concepts for international production.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning and Teaching Resource
2.1 Develop a process for systematically addressing discourse in fashion design
- Discuss , identify and interpret issues presented in lectures
- Discuss, identify and interpret issues extracted from relevant texts
- Complete directed research and reflect upon working processes
- Define a self-critical working process for developing and refining ideas
- Show evidence of drawing together and applying skills and knowledge acquired in previous and concurrent courses or professional experience to selected projects

2.2Demonstrate a knowledge of the logistical variables associated with apparel export and import industries
- analyse examples of source pathways of local and imported apparel
- identify and use appropriate terminology
- identify and differentiate between local and import sourcing and production
- create specification documentation for local and import sourcing
- determine sourcing freight, freight charges, and terms
- discuss a variety of quality control strategies related to sampling, pre-production, and the production of garments
- identify a selection of fabric accessory supply sources

2.3Develop knowledge of import/export factors relating to international trade
- research the current government regulations relating to tariffs, quotas, and product standardising
- differentiate between sourcinglocally and import sourcing
- recognise import regulations for various products in terms of quotas, tariffs, and government regulations in the region
- Identify the import/export regulations for trade within the region.

2.4Demonstrate the ability to integrate the research of the international Fashion industry for the production of fashion products
- utilise research to identify viable offshore fashion product production
- develop design and written documentation for the production of a fashion product
- prepare a strategy for the international distribution of a fashion product

2.5Demonstrate knowledge of factors affecting global supply-chain management in the fashion industry
- explain the impact of trade organisations, agreements, and laws
- identify importing terms in the region
- describe, in general terms, global manufacturing centres and how they cost out
- recognise import manufacturing codes of conduct

2.6Comprehend the process of a graded assignment
- employ a vocabulary for describing work
- write objectives and assessment criteria
- actively participate in group and class critiques
- consider and reflect upon self and peer design processes and decisions
- participate in ongoing formative assessment
- consider, discuss, and document self and peer performances for graded assessment
3.1 International buisness issues
Quality Control
Accessory supply

3.2 Government regulations
Trade obligations
Duties and fees

3.3 Research
International distribution
Case Studies
Conventions of curent practice

3.4 Communicating with a range of cultures
Content of interest to a Mori audience
New Zealand cultural identities
Content from at least one other culture
Modes of address appropriate to the audience
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lecturer establishes themes and issues for analysis and discussion.
Lecturer constructs models for analysis and discussion of texts and visual works.
Students participate in dialogue and identify relevant themes from lectures and readings.
Students develop their understanding of issues explored in texts and visual works.
Students identify areas of interest that form the basis of an essay, research topic and presentation.
Lecturer negotiates topic, workload, and the form of the presentation with students.
Students participate in collaborative critiques.
Lecturer facilitates student's progress through structured exercises and supervision of regular self- assessment.
Graded assessment performed by self, peers, and tutor.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module students must complete and pass all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50