Art & architecture: history of costume in current fashion

An overview of how current fashion designers and or couture houses implement history of costume into their collections and review the development of couture and the differences in the evolution of both the European and American apparel industries. (particularly focusing on The Ancient Middle East c. 3500–600 BCE,Crete and Greece c. 2900–100 BCE ,Etruria and Rome,c. 800 BCE–400 CE, The Early Middle Ages c.330-1500, The Italian Renaissance c.1400-1600, The northern Renaissance c.1500-1600.) The Late Middle Ages c.1300-1500, Baroque and Rococo c. 1600-1800 C) Answer the questions –

How does history influence the differences between the European/American and more recently the Far Eastern approach of development and work in their respective apparel industries?

-How and why would you develop historical design content as a marketing tool? -Could designers be equally creative without historical referencing?

-How does the history of fashion have any relevance in today’s global economy? -What would the differences be in design research and development without a relationship to the past? Give an example of how designers do this (e.g. Galliano for Dior or other couturiers/designer).