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Reusing Denim, Anna Li 2018 Kent State University

Reusing Denim, Anna Li

Anna Li

The purpose of this project is to use up-cycle denim to create a gender-neutral work wear for design students to work in studio. The use of up-cycle denim is to aim for the collection to be environmentally friendly. Since this collection is geared towards female students, the garments underneath the denim are knit dresses for comfort and easier movement.


Uprising, Issue 6, Fall 2018, University of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government. 2018 University of Northern Iowa

Uprising, Issue 6, Fall 2018, University Of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government.

Uprising

In this issue:
-- Women Power ••• 6
-- YE is in the Building ••• 10
-- The Last Straw ••• 12
-- Playing Doubles ••• 14
-- White Noise ••• 16
-- October ••• 19
-- Artist to Watch For ••• 20
-- Player One ••• 22
-- Better Off Without You ••• 29
-- Humanize My Hoodie ••• 30
-- Remember ••• 34
-- Untitled ••• 36
-- Speak Up: A World Women Fear ••• 37
-- Unappreciated ••• 41
-- Cloud Nine ••• 42
-- Doll Face ••• 43
-- Addicted ••• 46


Introducing Stem Education Through A 3d Printing Demonstration, Emily Vrbas, Kennedy Rickard 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Introducing Stem Education Through A 3d Printing Demonstration, Emily Vrbas, Kennedy Rickard

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

This research project investigates the impact of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) 3D printing presentation on a selected population and evaluates the need for further research on 3D printing as an introduction to STEM education. Participants completed a pre-survey measuring knowledge and interest in STEM education and 3D printing. A PowerPoint presentation demonstrated the viability of STEM education and careers and showed the variety of careers that utilize 3D printing. After the presentation, a demonstration of 3D printed small objects showed a sample of what is possible with the A5 3D printer. Each participant received a 3D printed ...


Making Herself Up, 2018 Vocational Training Council

Making Herself Up

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In 2004, Kahlo's handmade jewellery and clothing based on traditional Latin American designs were discovered inside The Blue House.

This year, personal effects of Frida Kahlo, one of the world's great humanists and artists, are on display for the first time ever outside of Mexico


Character Building, 2018 Vocational Training Council

Character Building

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In a stage production, something as simple as the silhouette of a character's costume can communicate to the audience in a way that words simply cannot. HKDI's Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance programme leader Mr. CY Cheung and Ms. Mandy Tam explain the secrets of the trade to SIGNED


Designs For The Future, 2018 Vocational Training Council

Designs For The Future

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

SIGNED magazine catches up with the five winners to discuss their inspiration behind their entries.


Development And Marketing Of A Repurposed Textile Product For Homeless Individuals In Northwest Arkansas, McKenna Whitaker, Beau Broyles, Lindsey Stone 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Development And Marketing Of A Repurposed Textile Product For Homeless Individuals In Northwest Arkansas, Mckenna Whitaker, Beau Broyles, Lindsey Stone

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Growing concerns over waste disposal methods have led to a greater focus on recycling efforts in the textile industry. Second only to the oil industry, the textile industry continues to be one of the most wasteful among leading businesses around the world and determining ways to repurpose fashion materials could be a reasonable solution to this growing problem (Dobilaite, V., Mileriene, G., Juciene, M., & Sacevičienė, 2017). In addition to alleviating disposal issues, repurposed materials could serve the humanitarian needs of local communities, and even more importantly, could specifically benefit homeless populations. The purpose of this project was to design, execute ...


Fashion Patternmaking Book Instructions In Spanish, Yessica N. Prieto 2018 University of the Incarnate Word

Fashion Patternmaking Book Instructions In Spanish, Yessica N. Prieto

Theses & Dissertations

This study explored participants’ perceptions of the need for a fashion patternmaking book in Spanish to be used by native Spanish-speaking students in U.S. institutions of higher education. There is no previous research demonstrating the need for a patternmaking book in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. This study provided insight into how educators perceive the need for a fashion patternmaking book in Spanish to assist non-English speaking students.

A survey was sent via e-mail using Survey Monkey®. Participants were members of the International Textiles and Apparel Industry and faculty who teach fashion design in Mexico. The responses of 17 ...


The Effects Of Fashion Trends On The Perceptions Of School Uniforms, Christiana Lazarine 2018 University of the Incarnate Word

The Effects Of Fashion Trends On The Perceptions Of School Uniforms, Christiana Lazarine

Theses & Dissertations

While the effects of school uniforms have been studied, a gap exists within the literature, which includes the effects of fashion trends inspired by schoolgirl uniforms. The purpose of this ethnographic pilot study was to fill the gap within the literature on the practice and transgressive use of female school uniforms and to determine the need for a larger study, while researching if schoolgirl-inspired fashion trends influence the perspectives of women who wore school uniforms as children. Eight participants were interviewed one on one about their experiences and their perceptions of school uniforms and the fashion trends they inspire. All ...


Wearing Art History: Fashion As An Art, Sofia Killion 2018 Dominican University of California

Wearing Art History: Fashion As An Art, Sofia Killion

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Fashion is often seen as a frivolous craft which many believe to lack substance. Fashion however has for generations drawn inspiration from one of the very things that defines culture and that is art. Some of the most successful fashion designers of our time have drawn inspiration directly from masterpieces of art. The Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972) was heavily inspired by his countrymen including Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), and Francisco Goya (1746-1828). The Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce (1958-present) and Stefano Gabbana (1962-present) created a Fall 2013 collection that was significantly inspired by the Byzantine ...


Drag: The Herstory And Phenomenon, Avery Green 2018 Western Michigan University

Drag: The Herstory And Phenomenon, Avery Green

Honors Theses

My thesis project was spilt into three parts. The first part was gathering inspiration and experiencing drag shows. The second part was designing three different dresses for drag queens and showcasing them in the spring MODA fashion show. The final part was participating in Outspoken’s Drag Show as a drag queen. My goal for my thesis was to explore the world of drag and how I can use it to inspire my own creative endeavors.

The first part of my thesis was a ton of fun. In order to experience drag and gather inspiration for my own drag, I ...


Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

Asian Excellence In Fashion, Ryder Wong Spurgeon

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Adaptive Aesthetics, Tracy Vollbrecht 2018 Kent State University

Adaptive Aesthetics, Tracy Vollbrecht

Undergraduate Research Symposium

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one fifth of the U.S. population has some form of disability (2009). While representing a significant percent of the consumer market in the fashion industry in America, people with disabilities face a lack of functional yet fashionable clothing that both meets their needs and expresses their personal style. Despite their additional clothing issues, people with disabilities have the same expectations of clothing as people without disabilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current issues faced by people with disabilities in relation to their clothing and the fashion industry, gather ...


Vr: Up-Cycling Fabric Scraps, Leticia Dimushi 2018 Kent State University

Vr: Up-Cycling Fabric Scraps, Leticia Dimushi

Undergraduate Research Symposium

VR is a womanswear collection, designed by Leticia Dimushi. This collection attempts to answer the question on how to reuse scraps in the industry, designing around the material found and leaving as little waste behind.

75% of all fabric is not recyclable, therefore every scrap that ends up in soil, causes exponential damage in the long run. The problem chosen to give an alternative solution to, is closing the loop from fabric production to garment manufacturing.

The collection is made of 90% scraps and donated fabric, with the addition of purchased trims and findings. The inspiration being VR games relates ...


Solution For Make-Up Artists Bound To A Wheelchair, Abby Shroyer, Kathryn Doyle, Yidan Hu, Annie Proemm 2018 Kent State University

Solution For Make-Up Artists Bound To A Wheelchair, Abby Shroyer, Kathryn Doyle, Yidan Hu, Annie Proemm

Undergraduate Research Symposium

After discovering the vast amount of people living their life in a wheelchair, it is disappointing to see their limitations within the fashion industry. Finding a product that benefits a specific career for their needs is essential and not a priority in the world. In discovering the difficulties of workspace access for make-up artists bound to a wheelchair, we created a solution through making a detachable table and make-up bag. This allows for the customer to easily transfer necessities from home to the appointment while also having access to her beauty products alongside. The table we designed allows a handle ...


Up In Smoke, Carol Li 2018 Kent State University

Up In Smoke, Carol Li

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The following thesis will investigate the effects of rapid industrialization in my hometown, Pittsburgh, that took place in the 19th century, and in response this thesis will be centered around the philosophy of zero-waste. In its heyday, Pittsburgh was one of the centers of the American manufacturing boom. With an abundance of natural resources and an advantageous geographic location, the city was perfectly primed for rapid growth through industrialization. This surge in development improved the city’s economy, transportation, and living standards; however, these improvements were not without negative repercussions. Besides the adverse effects the manufacturing industries had on the ...


Ophidia, Katie Crum, Katie Elizabeth Crum 2018 Kent State University

Ophidia, Katie Crum, Katie Elizabeth Crum

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ophidia

Katie Crum

The research for my fashion collection was investigating how the ready to wear market can incorporate artisan work to provide consumers quality, lasting garments that are distinctive. The inspiration for this collection was from the texture’s found from a snake’s lifespan. The fast fashion industry moves quickly, trying to keep up with new trends. This cycle is creating a huge amount of textile waste. The mass production of garments is lowering the quality of the garments and this fast pace industry is leaving out craftsmanship. The goal for this collection is to bring back the ...


A Day In The Park: An Interactive Children’S Wear Collection To Endorse Creativity And Individuality, Ashley Saeli 2018 Kent State University

A Day In The Park: An Interactive Children’S Wear Collection To Endorse Creativity And Individuality, Ashley Saeli

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The collection designed looks at how children interact with their clothing. The goal of the collection was to achieve design through a child’s eyes and their perception. The garments in the collection were designed to lend towards the use of the child’s own imagination as well as to promote the wearer’s individuality. To achieve these designs, first hand research was done through IRB approved interviews of girls ages 6-10 to capture real children’s opinions about what they would like from their clothing. The input from these interviews was used when designing and redesigning the collection to ...


The Butterfly Effect: Exploring The Behavior Of Change Through Transformable Clothing, Miranda Skitzki 2018 Kent State University - Kent Campus

The Butterfly Effect: Exploring The Behavior Of Change Through Transformable Clothing, Miranda Skitzki

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Butterfly Effect is a transformable eveningwear collection inspired by the behavior of change. The eveningwear market faces the challenge of a short garment life cycle, and most gowns are only worn once. Transformable clothing allows one garment to be changed to create two or more different looks, which encourages it to be worn multiple times. By using modular transformations, individual parts that move independently, the wearer can customize the garment to fit her needs and strengthen her personal connection with the clothing.

The collection development began with research on the inspiration and concept of transformation. A study was conducted ...


Color Blindness: A Creative Exploration Designing For Sight Challenged Individuals, Kendall de Perrier-Lewis, Kimberly Morelli, Martin Kim 2018 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Color Blindness: A Creative Exploration Designing For Sight Challenged Individuals, Kendall De Perrier-Lewis, Kimberly Morelli, Martin Kim

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our goal is to highlight the advantages of those who are affected by color blindness and who are visually impaired by developing a print pattern on constructed garments. Our customer we chose is a young adult male that has a colorblind disorder. The customer is one of ten percent of the male population that is colorblind. Our field research consists of primary and secondary sources. Primary sources consist of: a personal interview with people who are sight challenged by uncovering their needs and accommodations with apparel; reaching out to the sight challenged community and observing their life experience with sight ...


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