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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Stylish Safety Worldwide, Kara Gottesman, Sabrinna M. Islam ms., Chuanlin Lin 2018 Kent State University

Stylish Safety Worldwide, Kara Gottesman, Sabrinna M. Islam Ms., Chuanlin Lin

Undergraduate Research Symposium

To be stylish and functional are two things that the modern day globetrotter put extreme value on. With this in mind we have created a designer jacket that will take you and everything you need to exciting destinations. Our jacket has room for the all of the essentials; passports, birth certificates, maps, a phone, a built in wallet and even a pocket where you can store medical supplies and/or snacks. In many countries pickpocketing and robbery are very real issues and a major concern for those who are traveling to or within them. Many young people desire the freedom ...


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 ...


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 ...


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