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An Examination Of Non-Traditional Bridal Wear And Its Primary Consumer, Erica Thalmann, Kristina DiMaria 2020 University of Rhode Island

An Examination Of Non-Traditional Bridal Wear And Its Primary Consumer, Erica Thalmann, Kristina Dimaria

Senior Honors Projects

Bridal wear has traditionally been viewed as big white dresses. But as times change, so do brides’ preferences for bridal wear. Jumpsuits, rompers, short dresses, and other “non-traditional” choices are experiencing an increased demand in the market. Unfortunately, brides who seek these options are often not met with a promising assortment. This study examined primary consumers of non-traditional bridal wear. Specifically, we sought to find out whether women who belong to the LGBTQ community choose to consume more non-traditional bridal wear compared to heterosexual brides. The study also examined through which channels (e.g., online, in store, etc.) consumers predominantly ...


Bordando Asas Para Os Que No Puderam Voar (Embroidering Wings For Those Who Did Not Get To Fly): Activism And Grief In Zuzu Angel's Politically-Engaged Fashion, Luiza Repsold Franca 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Bordando Asas Para Os Que No Puderam Voar (Embroidering Wings For Those Who Did Not Get To Fly): Activism And Grief In Zuzu Angel's Politically-Engaged Fashion, Luiza Repsold Franca

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This essay explores how Brazilian seamstress-turned-designer Zuzu Angel produced politically-engaged fashion collections as a means for processing her personal grief and denouncing the atrocities faced by the Brazilian youth during the Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). After Angel's son Stuart, a leftist activist, was kidnapped and brutally tortured to death by the military regime, Zuzu began to incorporate allegorical details into her commercial fashion designs. These primarily took the form of delicate, seemingly naive embroidered images, such as angels, toy soldiers, ships and trucks- concealed synthesized references that expressed Angel's grief for her son and her country. Drawing from original ...


Wild Apparel: A Sustainable Clothing Line, Jogvan Andreas A. Jacobsen 2020 Winthrop University

Wild Apparel: A Sustainable Clothing Line, Jogvan Andreas A. Jacobsen

Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE)

The fashion industry has increasingly contributed to environmental waste through production and distrubution of crops, fibers, and garments that are dumped every day, polluting our water, soil, and air. My sustainable clothing line does the opposite, with clothes and packages built from recycled materials. With Wild Apparel, I will create casual streetware clothes with a subconcsious focus on being sustainable, contributing to bettering our earth, although not in a protesting or reprimanding way. The clothes are made from recycled plastic, driven by solar powered machines and fair wages to the employees. Wild Apparel will be working with organizations around the ...


Wafuku: An Exploration Of Historic Japanese Apparel And The Future Of The Kimono Form, Elaina M. Reck 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Wafuku: An Exploration Of Historic Japanese Apparel And The Future Of The Kimono Form, Elaina M. Reck

Senior Theses

This thesis is an exploration of historical Japanese dress for women, especially focusing on the kimono. It will delve into the comparisons between Western and Japanese dress (respectively yōfuku and wafuku), especially focusing on form and silhouette. It will conclude with an examination of the current status of the kimono, what led to its demise, but also what recent revitalization efforts have been made in Japan. The companion creative portion is a collection of modern clothing that is inspired by elements of these historic garments, showing that these design elements are timeless. I desire for this project to be ...


Breast Dressing: A Critical Review Of Post-Surgical Bras, Adi Sieradzki 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Breast Dressing: A Critical Review Of Post-Surgical Bras, Adi Sieradzki

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Breast cancer is acknowledged in the United States as a phenomenon. With more than 3 million women either diagnosed or treated for it as of 2019, it is a seminal part of the American healthcare map. However, the market for the kinds of bras and bandages patients have to wear after surgery remains mostly overlooked and outdated. This thesis aims to explore what it means to bandage or dress a breast that has been altered either in combative or cosmetic procedures. Why post-surgical wound care for breasts still mostly looks like a sports bra? How do breast cancer patients rehabilitate ...


Designing Fractal Line Pied-De-Poules: A Case Study In Algorithmic Design Mediating Between Culture And Fractal Mathematics, Loe M.G. Feijs 2020 Eindhoven University of Technology

Designing Fractal Line Pied-De-Poules: A Case Study In Algorithmic Design Mediating Between Culture And Fractal Mathematics, Loe M.G. Feijs

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Millions of people own and wear pied-de-poule (houndstooth) garments. The pattern has an intriguing basic figure and a typical set of symmetries. The origin of the pattern lies in a specific type of weaving. In this article I apply computational techniques to modernize this ancient decorative pattern. In particular I describe a way to enrich pied-de-poule with a fractal structure.

Although a first fractal line pied-de-poule was shown at Bridges 2015, a number of fundamental questions still remained. The following questions are addressed in this article: Does the original pied-de-poule appear as a limit case when the fractal structure is ...


Assessing Undergraduate Fashion History Research Via Content Analysis, Justine De Young 2020 Fashion Institute of Technology

Assessing Undergraduate Fashion History Research Via Content Analysis, Justine De Young

Art History Pedagogy & Practice

Undergraduate art history students are often asked to write research essays on specific artworks, but that research is rarely considered publishable or reliable. This article analyzes undergraduate student essays on fashion history to determine whether the research produced can be considered reliable according to generally accepted art historical standards. It employs content analysis to make those determinations in addition to the instructor's own standards and those governing the Fashion History Timeline, an open-access hub of fashion history research. The article investigates the impact of a multi-stage writing and revision process on student writing outcomes and on student grades. Finally ...


Aesthetics Of Anxiety, Sade' S. Culliver 2020 Georgia Southern University

Aesthetics Of Anxiety, Sade' S. Culliver

University Honors Program Theses

My research gives an in-depth explanation of what anxiety is, and a general idea of what it is like to deal with the condition. This research includes an illustrated clothing line consisting of fifteen looks that visually summarize the information about anxiety. Each element of these looks was based on research about anxiety, design techniques, and color theory. Of the fifteen looks, one was physically constructed and 2 were prepped for construction. The purpose of this research is to help people without the condition get a better general understanding of it, as well as help people with the condition feel ...


An Evaluation Of Sustainability In Consumption: The Behaviors Behind Purchase, Care, And Disposal Of Apparel, Ana La Rosa 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

An Evaluation Of Sustainability In Consumption: The Behaviors Behind Purchase, Care, And Disposal Of Apparel, Ana La Rosa

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research

Fashion trend cycles have become increasingly fast-paced and unsustainable due to competition and consumer demand in the apparel sector. Despite having sustainable apparel choices available, consumers seem reluctant to adopt sustainable changes in their consumption habits due in part to the market allure of rapid turnover of goods, better known as ‘Fast Fashion’. Paired with aggressive marketing campaigns that encourage increased consumption beyond need, the apparel industry keeps expanding at alarming rates around the world. Although it has been identified that consumers increasingly care about the unethical behaviors in the industry that negatively impact the environment, this feeling does not ...


Development Of A Prototype Shirt For Post Double Mastectomy Women Without Breast Reconstruction, Hannah Lane 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Development Of A Prototype Shirt For Post Double Mastectomy Women Without Breast Reconstruction, Hannah Lane

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Breast cancer is a common cancer among women in the United States, with thousands of fatalities and hundreds of thousands of diagnoses every year. A common course of treatment for breast cancer is the surgical removal of all or some of the breast tissue; this is known as mastectomy. Mastectomy is invasive in nature and results in noticeable physical changes to the body and psychological effects in regard to self-image. However, it is becoming more common for breast cancer survivors to embrace their now flat chests following mastectomy, instead of opting for reconstructive surgery. This has become a lifestyle choice ...


Egregii Procuratores: The Master Of Arts’ Full-Dress Gown And Its Use By The Proctors And Assessor Of The University Of Oxford, Edmund Eggleston 2019 Kansas State University Libraries

Egregii Procuratores: The Master Of Arts’ Full-Dress Gown And Its Use By The Proctors And Assessor Of The University Of Oxford, Edmund Eggleston

Transactions of the Burgon Society

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Textile Society Of America Newsletter 31:2—Fall 2019, Textile Society of America 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Textile Society Of America Newsletter 31:2—Fall 2019, Textile Society Of America

Textile Society of America Newsletters

Letter from the President

TSA News:
Announcing the 2019 Fellows of the Textile Society of America
New Professionals Convening: Envisioning Textiles Futures
Observations of New Professionals Convening: Envisioning Textiles Futures
Board Workshop with artEquity
Announcing Research Travel Grant Recipients
Textiles Close Up: Textiles Old and New in Detroit’s Cultural Center
Cooper Hewitt’s Object of the Day Blog Hosts TSA Members for NYC Textile Month

In Memoriam: Marion Coleman

In Memoriam: Archie Brennan

TSA Symposium News
17th Biennial Symposium: Hidden Stories/Human Lives
16th Biennial Symposium Workshop Review: Rediscovering the Potential of WARP(S)

International Exhibitions

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Fall 2019 Fcs News Round-Up, College of Education and Human Development 2019 Western Michigan University

Fall 2019 Fcs News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

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Uprising, Issue 8, Fall 2019, University of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government. 2019 University of Northern Iowa

Uprising, Issue 8, Fall 2019, University Of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government.

Uprising

Inside This Issue:
Investigating Success ••• 5
Advocating for Female Empowerment: Dean Leslie Wilson's Perspective ••• 7
Move Up ••• 9
Simply Happy ••• 15
Instinctively Creative ••• 19
Poem: Morning Motivation ••• 20
Strong: My Only Option ••• 22
Speak Up: Prosperity in Survival ••• 27
Poem: Success ••• 31
How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe ••• 33
Green is the New Black ••• 35
Penthouse Views ••• 39
Poem: A Toast to the Girl in the Short Skirt ••• 46


Getting Located: Queer Semiotics In Dress, Callen Zimmerman 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Getting Located: Queer Semiotics In Dress, Callen Zimmerman

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The body, a long contested site of identity construction, has been used by historically by queers to convey desire, build affinity and transgress norms. Looking at the fashioned queer body, this capstone takes the form of a proposal for an art exhibition at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Seeking to engage with objects, performance and film which approximate, provide proxy for or depart from the body as a site, it explores the social and political quagmire of getting dressed. Comprised of contemporary art that looks at the rupture of legible bodily semiotics, this show wonders what ...


Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. McKinney 2019 Georgia Southern University

Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Garment sewing is undergoing a resurgence in participation, with a growing number of women choosing to sew their clothing instead of buying readily available fast fashion. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the current motivations of an ethnically diverse sample of women who sew garments for themselves. The in-depth interview data from 15 interviews revealed personal fulfillment to be the overarching reason for participation. Personal fulfillment was achieved through main emergent themes of investment, control, and empowerment with 10 subthemes. Theoretical perspectives of prosumerism, craft and do-it-yourself consumption, and uses and gratification theory were applied to the ...


Working With Youth Has Its Own Rewards, Challenges, College of Education and Human Development 2019 Western Michigan University

Working With Youth Has Its Own Rewards, Challenges, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Support and education for professionals who work with young people in programs outside of the classroom are growing, and Western Michigan University has responded by expanding its training and internships in this area.

The College of Education and Human Development added two degrees in 2019 to build its academic offerings, as well as community-based professional opportunities, helping its students become leaders in youth and community development.


“I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons For And Roadblocks To The Use Of Historic University Collections In Teaching, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer F. Gordon 2019 Iowa State University

“I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons For And Roadblocks To The Use Of Historic University Collections In Teaching, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer F. Gordon

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Collections of dress and textiles can make subjects such as history come to life. However previous studies have shown that many collections are underutilized within university settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine contributing and detracting factors for use. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with curators and collection managers (n = 15) at twelve institutions. Respondents were then asked to recommend faculty members who did (n = 9) or did not use the collection (n = 6). Through data analysis, four major themes were related by the collection managers including: 1) ambiguous roles and unknown collections, 2) continual need for collection ...


Sky Cubacub Interview, Spencer Nieto 2019 DePaul University

Sky Cubacub Interview, Spencer Nieto

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Artist Bio: Rebirth Garments are designed and made by hand by Sky Cubacub. Sky is a non-binary queer and disabled Filipinx human from Chicago, IL with life long anxiety and panic disorders. Sky first dreamed of this collection while in high school and couldn’t find a place where they could buy a chest binder as a person who was under 18, and who didn't have access to a credit card to buy one online. Sky is especially interested in Rebirth Garments being accessible to queer and disabled youth and is working on creating a program for making free ...


Imaging Exploitation, Complexity, And Paradox In Subaltern Labor Photography, Mahnure Janis 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Imaging Exploitation, Complexity, And Paradox In Subaltern Labor Photography, Mahnure Janis

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Imaging Exploitation, Complexity, and Paradox in Subaltern Labor Photography is an expanded cinema performance examining 'cheap' labor in the fast fashion industry through a self-reflexive diasporic lens. The images and narration explores the garment factories in Bangladesh and contains ‘a photographer’s cognitive meta-data’, including ethical dilemmas while taking the images.


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