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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.


Uprising, Issue 5, [Spring 2018], University of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government. 2018 University of Northern Iowa

Uprising, Issue 5, [Spring 2018], University Of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government.

Uprising

In this issue:
-- Spring Awakening ••• 6
-- Artist to Watch for ••• 10
-- Music ••• 12
-- Fashion Forward ••• 20
-- Shades of Grey ••• 24
-- After Hours ••• 26
-- #METOO ••• 36
-- Planned Parenthood ••• 42
-- Raw ••• 44


This Book Is Valuable: An Anthology Of Essays On Design And The Perception Of Value In Luxury Fashion Objects, Carlos Velasco 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This Book Is Valuable: An Anthology Of Essays On Design And The Perception Of Value In Luxury Fashion Objects, Carlos Velasco

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This Book is Valuable seeks to analyze how different concepts related to design and culture have influenced the apparent and perceived value of luxury fashion objects. This question is explored in different contexts to provide clarity and observation to the contemporary construction of value through systems of design.

This thesis is an anthology of three essays. The first essay is about immaterial capitalism, a system of knowledge, skill and imagination based capital. The second essay is about the strategy of artification, using fine art as a way to link systems of value together. It is also about how luxury conglomerates ...


Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project is the beginning of what I intend to be a larger, evolving work that seeks to marry the theoretical with the practical when considering fashion objects that have “served their purpose”. The object at the project’s focal point: a worn out pair of blue jeans. My particular focus on jeans is based on the fact that they, alongside the t-shirt, are one of the most ubiquitous and commonly owned pieces of clothing for people all over the world. This wardrobe staple transcends age, race, and class, as it occupies an iconic status that has made them invulnerable ...


Venus In Knitwear, 2018 Vocational Training Council

Venus In Knitwear

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In September, Keith Kwok Kin Ming -- 2017 HKDI Higher Diploma in Fashion Design graduate from the Department of Fashion and Image Design -- was named overall champion at the 7th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designer's Contest. His collection Transition of Venus takes its name from the extremely rare phenomenon...


In Praise Of Silk, 2018 Vocational Training Council

In Praise Of Silk

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Silk, a natural material that was first used in China around 6000 years ago, still outperforms even the most high-tech artificial fibres and continues to be considered the epitome of style and luxury. A recent exhibition at HKDI's d-mart explored this wonder material


Enhancing Handbag Design Through Anti-Counterfeit Technology, Kylie R. Carroll 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Enhancing Handbag Design Through Anti-Counterfeit Technology, Kylie R. Carroll

Undergraduate Research Posters

In recent years, the presence of counterfeit goods has become a $600 billion global industry, encompassing markets ranging from designer luxury goods to pharmaceuticals. This paper identifies the threat that this increased counterfeit presence poses on the high-end handbag market. Increased counterfeit quality is significantly contributing to the deception of consumers when attempting to purchase authentic designer handbags. In response to this increased threat, numerous designer brands have begun to adopt anti-counterfeit technologies with both track-and-trace and authentication agendas, to enhance the security of their products against the counterfeit industry. Several variations of anti-counterfeit solutions exist, and this paper specifically ...


Of The Crickets, Kathryn Lien 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Of The Crickets, Kathryn Lien

Theses and Dissertations

Of the Crickets imagines the overlapping worlds of ethical ecological solutions to climate changed sustenance and the potential for collective excellence in female exclusive environments. Using garments, furniture, site-specific installation and directed performance, the project harnesses social and material sensitivity to mine solutions for idealized living.


Gender Beyond Binary, Sidra Zubairi 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Gender Beyond Binary, Sidra Zubairi

Theses and Dissertations

Transgender individuals challenge the binary definition of gender accepted in Pakistani society and as a result, Pakistan’s transgender community is highly marginalized. Pakistani society regards transgender individuals as “abnormal,” because their physical appearance and behavior fail to conform with conventional expectations. Based on contextual research and interviews conducted with transgender individuals in Pakistan, my thesis explores the obstacles transgender individuals face in the course of everyday survival. My research responds to the physical realities of being transgender in Pakistani society and analyzes cultural norms associated with gender, which trigger harassment. By designing transformable apparel for these individuals, informed by ...


Katharine Hepburn: Dressed For Stage And Screen, Jean L. Druesedow 2018 Kent State University

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed For Stage And Screen, Jean L. Druesedow

Kent State University Museum

No abstract provided.


Exploring Illusions Of Height In Suit Design, Michael P. Lee 2018 University of Kentucky

Exploring Illusions Of Height In Suit Design, Michael P. Lee

Theses and Dissertations--Psychology

Objective: The goal of this research was to explore how the design of clothing, specifically the design of the suit, can create height illusions.

Background: Taller people enjoy many advantages, such as increased income and perceived attractiveness. These advantages motivate people to try to appear taller than they actually are, and clothing experts provide advice on how to accomplish this. However, there is little empirical evidence to validate the illusory effects clothing might have on overall height perception. The few studies that have explored illusions of body size created by clothing design have been limited in two important ways – the ...


Korean Fashion Media, Beauty Ideals, And Colorism: Examining The Prominence Of Whiteness Between 2013 And 2017 In CãƒÂ©Ci Magazine, Eunji Choi 2018 Iowa State University

Korean Fashion Media, Beauty Ideals, And Colorism: Examining The Prominence Of Whiteness Between 2013 And 2017 In CãƒÂ©Ci Magazine, Eunji Choi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to critically examine fashion magazines targeting Korean women to examine to what degree White or European beauty ideals permeate Korean cultural outlets. To analyze beauty ideal representations in these fashion magazines, I used the content analysis method and examined issues of Céci, the most popular and widely circulated fashion magazine published in Korea, from 2013 to 2017. Each individual pictured in the magazine was coded in five categories: race, skin tone, hairstyle, hair color, and facial characteristics. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s chi-square, and independent samples t-tests were used to analyze the data ...


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