Style Studio: Fashion Designer

 
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Learning(i)

Better than similar fashion games found on consoles.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The well-designed interface allows kids to create customized fashion designs with ease.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Models will be seen in a bra and panties before kids dress them in their fashions.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Style packs ("Beach Pack," "Holiday Pack," etc.) are each $.99 in-app purchases.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Kids can share designs (including those layered onto photos of themselves or others) with friends through Twitter, Facebook, and email.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Style Studio: Fashion Designer is a great creative app for kids interested in clothing design. Be aware, though, that viewing the tutorial video will take kids directly to YouTube. Also, kids will be able to layer their fashions onto photos of themselves or others and then post those pics on Facebook or Twitter or send them through the mobile device's email application.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • fashion

Skills

Creativity

  • imagination
  • making new creations

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Easy to use and highly engaging for fashion-minded kids, who can design their own clothing from scratch and create custom patterns and materials from their own photos.

Learning Approach

Kids experiment with shapes, fabrics, colors, prints, and more to achieve unique looks. Kids learn to express themselves and use their imaginations to make new creations and share them with friends.

Support

Brief tutorials on each intro page that explains the functions of various tabs kids use to create their fashion designs. Tap on the "?" tab anytime to review tips. Kids can access the entire wardrobe they've designed at anytime.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Hobbies

  • fashion

Skills

Creativity

  • imagination
  • making new creations

Kids can learn how fashion designers use different elements of style -- shapes, fabrics, colors, prints, and more -- to achieve unique looks. Style Studio: Fashion Designer provides digital tools for kids to express themselves through fashion and use their imaginations to make new creations and share them with friends. The dazzling array of choices gives fashion-minded kids a place to cultivate their inner designer.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

What's it about?

There are three options on the main screen: Design, Dress Up, and Showcase. To design, kids pick one of 13 main categories for women or six for males. Additional packs of categories are available for in-app purchase. From within each category, kids choose shape, color, material, print, and more. Once complete, they can choose a model to dress up in their creations, create a runway or magazine scene for their model, and share with friends.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

STYLE STUDIO: FASHION DESIGNER allows kids to design their own clothing from scratch. They choose the style of garment, alter the length or collar type, choose a material, add patterns, cut the material to the shape they want (they can use multiple materials for one garment), add graphics, buttons, bows, etc. They can even create custom patterns and materials from their own photos. Then they can take all their designs, dress virtual models with them (or dress themselves, if they're posed correctly in a photo), and put on a fashion show. The app looks absolutely great and is incredibly easy to use. Similar console games can cost as much as $40 or $50 -- and they won't even be as good.

Families can talk about...

  • Talk to your kids about media's unrealistic standards of beauty. Take a look at our articles Girls and Body Image Tips and Boys and Body Image Tips for conversation starters.

  • If your kids are serious about fashion design, consider getting them sewing supplies and lessons so they can bring their digital ideas into the real world.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:November 29, 2011
Category:Simulation Games
Size:42.00 MB
Publisher:XMG Studio Inc.
Version:2.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.2 or later

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  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byLOVERDOG March 26, 2013
 

POSITIVE!

This is perfect for kids that want to express their inner passion! But, there should be an adult for kids 12 and younger because you are able to post photos of yourself. Have Fun! I only gave 4 stars because I am a hard judge, but it really deserves 5!
What other families should know
Great messages
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 11 years old December 6, 2012
 

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i think its stupid
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written byLozy bear July 4, 2012
 
LEARNING

Fun As A Bun

It is fun and if you like fashion you will LOVE this.
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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