Faerm, S. (in print). Introduction to Design Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Applications for Educators. Routledge.
This book, the first of its kind, provides readers—including design educators, directors, and scholars—with an understanding of the shifting design industries and how/why design education in the United States is responding. It then contextualizes design pedagogy with student development—a critical component to fostering successful teaching, optimal learning, and students’ success. Finally, it provides readers with practical teaching strategies they may adopt for their own learning environments. LINK
Faerm, S. (3rd ed. 2022, 2nd ed. 2017, 1st ed. 2010). Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers. New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc.; London: Thames and Hudson.
Over 140,000 copies sold worldwide. Published in 9 languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, Czech, and German. Textbook examines fashion design through theory- and skill-based applications. Diverse approaches to the design process and research methods, historical context, textiles and knitwear, portfolio structures, and professional development are reviewed. Featured on international college-level required reading lists.
Faerm, S. (2012). Creating A Successful Fashion Collection: Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio. New York: Barron's Educational Series Inc; London: A & C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Over 39,000 sold worldwide. Published four languages including English, German, Chinese, and Korean. Textbook encompasses the final year of undergraduate studies in fashion design: thesis development, the graduate portfolio, professional preparation, current industry practices, and the future of design education are discussed. LINK
Faerm, S. (2017). The shifting role of the fashion designer. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), Fashion design for the curious: Why study fashion design? Perth: The Curious Academic Publishing, The University of Western Australia. LINK
Faerm, S. (2013). Foreword. In Fitzgerald, T. & Taylor, A., 1,000 Dresses: The Fashion Design Resource. New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc. LINK
Faerm, S. (2009). Foreword. In Grandon, A. & Fitzgerald, T., 200 projects to get you into fashion design. New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc.; London: A & C Black Publishers, Ltd. LINK
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Faerm, S. (2021). Evolving ‘places’: The paradigmatic shift in the role of the fashion designer. Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture, 8(4), 399-417. LINK
Faerm, S. (2020). Students’ cognitive and emotional development during the transition from high school to design school. The International Journal of Design Education, 14(4), 61-78. LINK
Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2019). The future of the fashion designer: Changing concepts of the designer and consumer relationship in the age of sustainable practice. Proceedings from International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) 21st Annual Conference. Manchester, UK: Manchester Metropolitan University. LINK
Faerm, S. (2018). What’s it worth?: The emotional value of future design and its impact on design education. International Journal of Education and Human Development, 4(2), 32-37. LINK
Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2014). Shifting ideas of time and place in fashion. Proceedings from Shapeshifting: A Conference on Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University of Technology.
Faerm, S. (2012). Towards a future pedagogy: The evolution of fashion design education. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (23), 210-219.
Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2009). What is good design?: The shifts in fashion education of the 21st century. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 3 (6), 89-98. LINK
Other Published Articles
Faerm, S. (2018). Targeting ‘Z’: Marketing and branding strategies for an emerging generation. The Impression. LINK
Faerm, S. (2017). Ten big ideas for the entering class: What really matters in design school. The Impression. LINK
Faerm, S. (2016). Stress level ‘tilt’: 5 effective ways to prevent it. The Impression. LINK
Faerm. S. (2015). Year one, design school: Ups, downs, and all arounds. The Impression. LINK
Faerm. S. (2015). Moving from “what” to the “how” in design industry and education. The Impression. LINK
Faerm, S. (2014). Dodging the higher education crisis: College tuition, student loans, and how course hybridization can help. M / I / S / C / Magazine.
Faerm, S. (2013). A more responsive and responsible design education. M / I / S / C / Magazine.
Faerm, S. (2013). Why art and design higher education needs advanced pedagogy. M / I / S / C / Magazine.
Faerm, S. (2013). Finding aesthetic inspiration in a commodity driven world. M / I / S / C / Magazine.