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Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3117. Two letters of Kathryn Garrison, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to her godchild “Betsy,” regarding hats made by Wilhelmina Howard, a Bowling Green milliner who was Betsy’s grandmother and Kathryn’s cousin.


2017 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School of Design 2017 Rhode Island School of Design

2017 Program Booklet, Rhode Island School Of Design

Collection (annual runway show) 2007-Present

Official Collection 2017 Program distributed at the event.


Is Fast Fashion A Concern Of The Everyday Teen?, Mariah N. Cruz 2017 Portland State University

Is Fast Fashion A Concern Of The Everyday Teen?, Mariah N. Cruz

Student Research Symposium

The phrase “fast fashion” refers to getting clothes at extremely low costs to keep up with the newest fashion trends. When we purchase items, we don’t put much thought into where our clothing goes after we “get rid” of them. The saying “Out of sight, out of mind” is apparent when it comes down to consumers and letting go of old clothes. Our only concern as consumers is the next big thing. The fashion industry has drastically changed over the past two decades and trends play a huge role in this push for mass production. We as a society ...


"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, Scott Dow 2017 CUNY Hunter College

"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, Scott Dow

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis situates the Cockettes – a performance group rarely referenced in art historical discourse - within Bay Area performance art, second-wave feminist art, and the Gay Liberation Movement. Contextualizing the Cockettes within their contemporary art movements provides a new understanding of the group and emphasizes their significance to art history.


Factors Affecting Intentions To Use Social Commerce In Shopping For Fashion Products, Tiffany Bounkhong 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Factors Affecting Intentions To Use Social Commerce In Shopping For Fashion Products, Tiffany Bounkhong

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting millennials’ attitudes and intentions to purchase fashion products through Social commerce. The current study adopted the technology acceptance model (TAM; Davis, 1989) to develop a theoretical framework. A total of 531 college students completed an online survey at a university. The sample was appropriate because millennials are a highly educated generation (Goodman, 2015) and most college students are Social media users (eMarketer, 2015). The sample was predominantly female Caucasian American students (71%) who are daily visiting Social media networking sites over four times.

Results of exploratory factor analysis with varimax ...


Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

This research addresses sustainability in the apparel industry from the specific perspective of repurposing materials for use in costume development. Repurposing discarded materials, also referred to as upcycling, is examined as a viable approach to waste management and evaluated for its impact on sustainability in apparel and textile production, especially in relation to costume development. Current issues in sustainability in the apparel industry that are a focus for this research include waste from production as well as post-consumer waste. The project includes the design and construction of two costume pieces based on a style of costume known as cosplay ...


Designing Towards A Dream, Danielle Alexys Williams 2017 University of Rhode Island

Designing Towards A Dream, Danielle Alexys Williams

Senior Honors Projects

Fashion has been a part of the world since the beginning of time and will continue to advance. From the Victorian Era and cage crinoline skirts, to contemporary time and casual clothing, styles have come and gone. As a textiles, fashion merchandising and design major, my goal is to continue this process that allows people to de ne themselves every day. is lead to the project: Designing Towards a Dream.

Designing Towards a Dream was created to advance my skills in the design aspect of fashion. During the rst semester research was completed to investigate the relationship between women and ...


Framework For Ethical Decision Making: How Various Types Of Unethical Clothing Production Have Different Impacts On People, Ebru Pinar 2017 Kennesaw State University

Framework For Ethical Decision Making: How Various Types Of Unethical Clothing Production Have Different Impacts On People, Ebru Pinar

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

The purpose of this study was to evaluate how various types of unethical clothing manufacturing impacts peoples’ shopping attitude in different ways. The study also focused on if there was an effect on how people decided what they find more important and if there was a change in their decision making after being informed. Using an online survey, Kennesaw State University college students, faculty, staff, and community members (n=78) were conducted randomly. As a result, Fair trade (p=0.032), Sweatshop or Child labor (p=0.007), and Sustainable Material (p=0.020) had statistically significant differences after being ...


Exploring Wearable Technology: Solar Powered Book Bags, Courtney Beringer, Sam Vande Loo 2017 Iowa State University

Exploring Wearable Technology: Solar Powered Book Bags, Courtney Beringer, Sam Vande Loo

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The purpose of this study was to gauge public opinion on wearable technology, with an extra focus on solar panel integration. Thus, the researchers gathered the information needed to develop a useful wearable technology product. Despite growing interest in wearable technology, the use of solar panels in commercial products seems to be non-existent. Some companies have experimented with the integration of solar panels in clothing but have not been successful. This is due to multiple factors including aesthetics, efficiency, functionality, and price (Dunne, 2010). This mixed method research design is composed of two parts: 1) a student focus group interview ...


A Magazine Spring 2017, Tess Cottom, Kendall Becker, Brooke Davis, Marissa Nichol, Hallie Saculla, Betsy Garwood, Szalay Miller 2017 Kent State University

A Magazine Spring 2017, Tess Cottom, Kendall Becker, Brooke Davis, Marissa Nichol, Hallie Saculla, Betsy Garwood, Szalay Miller

A Magazine

No abstract provided.


Designing A Solar Powered Jacket: Interdisciplinary Research And Design Through The Functional, Expressive, And Aesthetic (Fea) Consumer Needs Model, Kathryn Jean Kaalberg 2017 Iowa State University

Designing A Solar Powered Jacket: Interdisciplinary Research And Design Through The Functional, Expressive, And Aesthetic (Fea) Consumer Needs Model, Kathryn Jean Kaalberg

Honors Projects and Posters

Wearable technology and product sustainability in the apparel industry is an increased focus of consumers. A major problem of wearable electronics currently on the market is the reliance on conventional power supplies (i.e. batteries) that are typically heavy, made from topic sources, and have a short lifetime. To save resources, solar energy can be harnessed. Flexible solar panels offer a sustainable, lightweight source of energy, but consumer attitudes towards solar powered clothing are greatly affected by the product's functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) qualities (Hwang, Chung, & Sanders, 2016; Lamb & Kallal, 1992). Because few apparel products beyond accessories exist in the ...


“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, Allison Kirstukas 2017 Iowa State University

“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, Allison Kirstukas

Honors Projects and Posters

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed all over the world for over 400 years, yet it has never been studied exclusively from the perspective of appearance studies. This lack of research increases the difficulty of costuming the play faithfully, and ignores the substantial correlation between language referring to appearance and the thematic content of the play itself. The researcher and advisor focused on filling this gap by auditing all references to appearance used in the play, using Hillestad’s definition of appearance as an umbrella term for dress and the body as the foundation for data extraction ...


A Rei Of Light, 2017 Vocational Training Council

A Rei Of Light

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Enigmatic fashion designer Rei Kawakubo's spring exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is set to become the talk of the fashion world


Fashion: The New Breed: Three Hkdi Alumni Who Are Making Waves On The Style Scene, 2017 Vocational Training Council

Fashion: The New Breed: Three Hkdi Alumni Who Are Making Waves On The Style Scene

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Fashion moves at the speed of light in Hong Kong. A coat or dress can be the hottest thing to own on one day and then become extremely unpopular the next. But these three Hong Kong Design Institute alumni, who all graduated with a degree in fashion design, have each used their unique visions to stay above the quickly changing trends and to stand out in our fashion scene...


Altered, Ricki Robinson 2017 Kent State University

Altered, Ricki Robinson

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Materialism is a prevalent issue in, not only the fashion industry, but the in the world. As a fashion designer, I have voluntarily chosen a world where materialistic views reign. We covet clothes for the brief moment they are in style. With fleeting styles and fast fashion, we are quick to discard or no longer care for our once prized possessions. l explored how society’s materialistic tendencies lead to the mistreatment or improper care of clothes. For this collection, I examined how the improper care of clothes can influence the design process.

There is a discussion surrounding the word ...


Equipped, Jaanai Jones 2017 Kent State University

Equipped, Jaanai Jones

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Submission focuses on senior thesis collection. Collection is inspired by firefighter uniforms and the idea of safety and protection, but also keeping them fashionable and progressive through design.


Who's The Fairest: A Study On Gender In Fashion, Madison Booth 2017 Kent State University

Who's The Fairest: A Study On Gender In Fashion, Madison Booth

Undergraduate Research Symposium

I started with the inspiration of fairytales and the gender stereotypes that they encourage. I also wanted to look at the current “trend” of gender fluidity in fashion: is it just a trend or a social movement that can continue to the benefit of the non-binary community? After researching various online pleas and talking to members of the LGBTQIA community, I’ve noticed several concerns related to design and functionality. I also looked at gender-neutral fashion companies and noticed a disheartening trend: most of these “progressive” lines were manufacturing shapeless, muted garments that closely resembled oversized menswear. Women have been ...


Pawada: Distinguishing The Lines Between Appropriation And Appreciation Of West African Culture In The Western World, Paula Oyedele-Caleb 2017 Kent State University

Pawada: Distinguishing The Lines Between Appropriation And Appreciation Of West African Culture In The Western World, Paula Oyedele-Caleb

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The definition of cultural appropriation, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another. It is in general, used to describe Western appropriations of non‐Western or non‐white forms, and carries connotations of exploitation and dominance”. Is it right that dominant groups in society are able to trivialize a culture's art, music, fashion, etc., that ultimately lead to a type of prejudiced stereotype where it originated, but is deemed as fashionable when the privileged take it for themselves, without ...


Minimal Waste Athletic Wear, Morgan Manuel 2017 Kent State University

Minimal Waste Athletic Wear, Morgan Manuel

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The fashion industry has long since been guilty of having a negative impact on the environment. One such issue is the generation of textile waste during production. In traditional pattern making and fabric cutting approach up to 15 percent of fabric is wasted, which if not recycled ends up in landfills. Zero-waste cutting is a concept that allows fashion corporations to focus on sustainability as a design approach whereby no fabric is wasted during production. Minimal cut, tessellation and jigsaw cutting are some techniques to achieve zero-waste. My challenge was to design an active athletic apparel, suitable for running, but ...


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