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Ethical Reform In Bangladesh’S Ready Made Garment Industry: Building On The Alliance And The Accord, Serena Newhall 2017 Kennesaw State University

Ethical Reform In Bangladesh’S Ready Made Garment Industry: Building On The Alliance And The Accord, Serena Newhall

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

The Bangladeshi garment production industry was examined in terms of current building structure and fire safety mechanisms in place, and the opportunity to build upon those standards in order to strategically address growing market demands for ethically produced garments within the ready-made garment (RMG) industry. In determining whether Bangladesh’s RMG industry could pay above the country’s low minimum wage, and still remain competitive, a linear regression model was used to better understand and quantify the price sensitivity of the country’s RMG export products.


"La Dolce Vita" Today: Fashion And Media, Nicola Certo 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"La Dolce Vita" Today: Fashion And Media, Nicola Certo

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita is a cinematic masterpiece that has inspired nationally and internationally generations of creative people and artists because of the extent of its themes and because of the mastery in the choice of its costumes. The actuality of the director’s criticism towards the decadent society of his years, the originality of his stylistic choices, and his sophisticated taste for beauty and fashion, brought him to influence media and contemporary fashion then and now. There are numerous examples of television commercials that Fellini directs and produces for purely commercial purposes. They are all critique of ...


Do The Clothes Make The (Fat) Woman: The Good And Bad Of The Plus-Sized Clothing Industry, Crystal N. Money 2017 Kennesaw State University

Do The Clothes Make The (Fat) Woman: The Good And Bad Of The Plus-Sized Clothing Industry, Crystal N. Money

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

This paper focuses on the relationship between the “women of size” population and the sector of the fashion industry that aims to serve them. This research intends to determine if the fashion industry truly understands the plus-size audience, or if they are simply forgetting an entire audience. It is important to identify how women of size see themselves personally, as a community, and reflected in mass media as that is where most fashion inspiration is derived. The study encompasses three research methods: interviews with self-identified plus-size women; an ethnographic approach to examining the clothes shopping options of a woman of ...


Pyramide: The Changing Power Structure Of Fashion, Ariana Callan 2017 Scripps College

Pyramide: The Changing Power Structure Of Fashion, Ariana Callan

Scripps Senior Theses

This project examines the changing world of fashion in an interactive digital magazine format. In the past few years, fashion has increasingly been democratizing, as new designers and forms of media increasingly gain influence. Ready-to-wear designers are working with lower-end brands through collaborations, redefining what each brand is supposed to do, while blogging is allowing those whose voices are usually unheard to openly critique and influence fashion. Overall, they are creating a more democratized space, challenging what was once normal in the fashion industry.


[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes 2017 Scripps College

[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes

Scripps Senior Theses

Fashion embodies what is accepted and valued in a given culture or society and empowers individuals by building self-confidence, enabling them to express themselves authentically through their bodies and garments. The gender binary, perpetuated by the mainstream fashion industry, marginalizes individuals who do not conform to it. In Rebelution 17, I utilize clothing design and photography to empower and liberate individuals who do not conform to the standards of beauty in regards to gender identity and acceptability. The finished works are featured in a Lookbook – a digital and physical collection of photographs used to market fashion – designed to promote awareness ...


Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine

Artl@s Bulletin

Fashion design from Africa and by African designers provides a rich source of information about south-south networks of influence and inspiration. Using several case studies, this article explores the products of cultural interactions between Africa and other world regions, and between cultures within Africa, to illuminate south-south networks of innovation. Case studies include the work of Sakina M’Sa, Maimouna Diallo, and the distinctive embroidery of northern Mali known as “Ghana Boy” style.


Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What To Wear!, Si Liu, Tam Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan 2016 National University of Singapore

Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What To Wear!, Si Liu, Tam Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan

Tam Nguyen

In this demo, we present a practical system, "magic closet," for automatic occasion-oriented clothing pairing. Given a user-input occasion, e.g., wedding or shopping, the magic closet intelligently and automatically pairs the user-specified reference clothing (upper body or lower body) with the most suitable one from online shops. Two key criteria are explicitly considered for the magic closet system. One criterion is to dress properly, e.g., compared to suit pants, it is more decent to wear a cocktail dress for a banquet occasion. The other criterion is to dress aesthetically, e.g., a red T-shirt matches better with white ...


Tailor Made, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Tailor Made

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Aesthetics and practicality make fine dancing partners at the HKDI's Department of Fashion and Image Design, where Liz McLafferty encourages students to explore the boundaries between the inperatives of art and the needs of society.


Jean Genie, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Jean Genie

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Koyo William is now an internationally recognised fashion designer with his own label, but his story began at the HKDI, where he first understood the power of creativity and jeans that fit in all the right places.


Phoenix Rising, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Phoenix Rising

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Miao people of Central China have a rich tradition of handmade costumes that have inspired baute couture designers at Dior and Chanel, but despite the work's beauty their culture is under threat. To help support the survival of their heritage the fashion department at the HKDI has developed a range of internationally acclaimed projects that are taking the Miao's creativity to the world stage.


Material Innovation, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Material Innovation

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Science and design have never been closer, with innovative textiles and other materials changing the way we think about garments and fashion.


Keeping In Fashion, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Keeping In Fashion

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Fashion Archive at Hong Kong Design Institute is a treasure trove of historical and significant pieces. We explore the huge collection and discover how it's helping to launch new careers.


Far From Useless, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Far From Useless

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Ma Ke, China's most celebrated fashion designer, has been creating haute couture for her brand, Wuyong, for nearly a decade. She speaks to Tom Pattinson at her Beijing studio.


A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang 2016 Vocational Training Council

A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

We explore the history of the qipao, and how this iconic dress has come to represent so much


Caring For Creativity, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Caring For Creativity

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

From August to October this year fashion retailer Joyce showcased four new designer brands selected by HKDI. The pop-up boutique project at PMQ was called "Talent Shop" and aimed to provide young designers with a concrete business platform to showcase their work.


Distance Learning, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Distance Learning

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Travelling Fashionistas arrived in Hong Kong this summer to present their novel approach to design education, based on a mixture of international awareness and a hands-on approach to tools and materials


East Meets West, 2016 Vocational Training Council

East Meets West

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A unique fashion shoot involving young designers from Hong Kong and Belgium took place at HKDI in February. Linda Van Waesberge directed the shoot and shared her insights into the contemporary fashion industry with Daisy Zhong.


Alien Resurrections, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Alien Resurrections

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Angus Tsui burst on to the fashion scene, if you'll excuse the metaphor, with his striking Xenomorph graduation collection. He's now in the forefront of eco-friendly fashion design, recycling the bits that other designers discard into bold new creations that are impossible to ignore.


Symbolic Style, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Symbolic Style

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The tide of fashion ebbs and flows but designers from Belgium have a knack of creating work that is both timeless and innovative, as revealed in Dress Code, a compelling new exhibition of Belgian fashion curated by Charles Kaisin and the Hong Kong Deisgn Institute.


Haute Architecture, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Haute Architecture

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kong's favourite couturier Barney Cheng spent part of his summer working with HKDI's students to create high fashion for the city's most prestigious racing event. He talked to Daisy Zhong about the insights he acquired from his young colleagues.


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