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A Sizing System For Big & Tall: Comparison Between Proportional Sizing System And Linear Regression Model Approach, Su-Jeong Hwang Shin, Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Cynthia L. Istook 2018 Texas Tech University

A Sizing System For Big & Tall: Comparison Between Proportional Sizing System And Linear Regression Model Approach, Su-Jeong Hwang Shin, Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Cynthia L. Istook

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study aimed to identify applicable sizing systems for big and tall men by examining current menswear sizing systems. A cluster analysis, a linear regression, and t-test with fit comparison plots were employed to test two dominant approaches of sizing systems: 1) a size chart based on proportions of a sampling distribution of means in normal distribution, which is the most common approach of sizing in the apparel industry; and 2) a size chart developed with a liner regression model. Body dimensions from a total of 301 big and tall men height over 71.5 inches and weight over 215 ...


Empowering Indigenous Mexican Groups Through Fostering The Practice Of Traditional Textile Crafts, hoshiakari endo portillo, henry navarro 2018 Ryerson University

Empowering Indigenous Mexican Groups Through Fostering The Practice Of Traditional Textile Crafts, Hoshiakari Endo Portillo, Henry Navarro

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In a world where globalization and technology are at their peak, indigenous Mexican communities are struggling between the pull of their ancestral traditions and modernity. They are caught between two antagonistic practices; those of mass produced and traditional hand-crafted textiles. This paper explores strategies to foster traditional textile crafts amongst indigenous Mexican communities with the purpose of empowering indigenous Mexican groups. The creative outcome of the research discussed in this paper is a swimwear collection created in collaboration with indigenous Mexicans artisans. Each piece not only conveys indigenous Mexican craft authentically, but through the creation process, I was able to ...


The Effects Of Design Piracy On Consumer Perception: When Large Fashion Corporates Pirate Small Independent Fashion Designers, Kassandra Ross, Wi-Suk Kwon, Hongjoo Woo 2018 Auburn University

The Effects Of Design Piracy On Consumer Perception: When Large Fashion Corporates Pirate Small Independent Fashion Designers, Kassandra Ross, Wi-Suk Kwon, Hongjoo Woo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Fashion design piracy has the potential to highly impact small designers through a combination of limited legal fashion rights and the proliferation of online exposure to their work. The purpose of this study was to examine effects of a revelation of fashion design piracy cases on consumers' perceptions about small designers and their designs, particularly when these designers were purportedly pirated by large fashion corporations. Through an online experiment of 260 college students, we examined perceptions of two designers and their designs narrowed from a pretest of purported piracy cases. Designers' value and uniqueness of designs, as well as brand ...


Transformative Innovative Pattern Cutting And Draping, Colleen Moretz 2018 West Virginia University

Transformative Innovative Pattern Cutting And Draping, Colleen Moretz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Overconsumption has been a trend since the turn of the 21st century. This idea of buying quantity not quality has created negative influences to our environmental, economical, and societal resources. Celebrities have a powerful influence on consumers. With today’s competitive social media scrutiny, celebrities are seen wearing a designer fashion only once. Dedication to social responsible actions is the primary focus for my design research, inspiration, and development. Investigating various techniques to incorporate sustainable practices into design exploration. Re-purposing post consumer waste was utilized in a previous design Heirloom Elegance, it was created by re-purposing heirloom textiles. (Moretz ...


Sourcing Fabrics For New Designs From Post-Consumer Textiles, Melanie Carrico 2018 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sourcing Fabrics For New Designs From Post-Consumer Textiles, Melanie Carrico

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this paper is to identify two reasons for upcycling or redesigning garments beyond sustainability; the first reason is to source fabrics that are otherwise unavailable through retail fabric outlets. The designer for this study utilized garments purchased from second-hand and thrift stores as source materials for a group of womens tops. The purpose for using post-consumer clothing was to source unique materials the designer was unable to find at retail fabric merchants, both online and traditional brick and mortar. Another reason to adopt the approach of using post-consumer textiles as source materials for desconstructed R-T-W is the ...


Sight Unseen, Angela Uriyo 2018 Iowa State University

Sight Unseen, Angela Uriyo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There are 1.3 million visually-impaired (VI) people in the United States (National Federation of the Blind, 2017), whose clothing needs and wants are largely ignored by designers. Addressing their needs and wants increases their social participation by reducing incidences of isolation (Kabel, McBee-Black & Dimka, 2016), and potentially could increase their independence and overall quality of life. Sight Unseen was the result of a study with the objective of developing a design prototype to address the clothing needs and wants of VI women. A four-stage research process was undertaken to ascertain the specific symbolic and functional values that VI participants ...


Color Play, Holly Klaus 2018 Iowa State University

Color Play, Holly Klaus

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An exploratory dress focused on 3D printing applications with focus on color application and inspiration from fauvism.


Sugar Coated, Alex Champagne, Susan P. Ashdown 2018 Cornell University

Sugar Coated, Alex Champagne, Susan P. Ashdown

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design challenge addressed in this outfit was to: “express how you recognize and define truth.” This challenge was made in the context of the recent epidemic of fake news. I researched confirmation bias, selective exposure, and desirability bias, which are all concepts that explain how people only see the truth they want to see, and reject anything that does not conform to what they want to believe.

The body is truth. The tightly laced corset that manipulates the body shape and the hoop skirt that creates an exaggerated shape both represent the manipulation of truth. The dress that sits ...


Argyle Reimagined - A Study In Upcycling Using Piecing Techniques, Archana Mehta 2018 Iowa State University

Argyle Reimagined - A Study In Upcycling Using Piecing Techniques, Archana Mehta

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to upcycle and transform discarded garments using techniques of cutting, piecing, and ironing incorporated in patchwork quilts. The main challenge was to design seam lines in the jacket that enabled pattern pieces to fit in the discarded garment panels, while creating a flattering fit, line, and silhouette on the female form. I used strip piecing and chain piecing techniques to cut and sew a zigzag diamond pattern. These techniques are perfect for upcycling because the fabric is just cut into strips of various widths. As this eliminates the need to fit new shapes into ...


Tri-Axis, Kim Hahn 2018 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Tri-Axis, Kim Hahn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design was to create digitally printed woven textile fabric strips by exploring triaxial weaving combined with sustainable design practice, upcycling.


Perspective Rays, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Kim Hahn Ph.D. 2018 Kent State University

Perspective Rays, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Kim Hahn Ph.D.

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of design was to develop a sustainable design through the use of re-purposed and post-consumer materials inspired by an Op-art artist. The work of British painter and designer Bridget Riley was used as a source of inspiration; her work is generally known for being one of the foremost examples of Op-art. Her distinctive style of black-and-white optical art paintings uses simple geometrical shapes that include circles, squares, or stripes to establish intricate and repetitive patterns that create an appearance of movement as well as other optical illusions (Biography, 2016). Several pairs of post consumer khaki pants in two ...


Phalaenopsis Amabilis 2, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Vince Quevedo, Linda Ohrn 2018 Kent State University

Phalaenopsis Amabilis 2, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Vince Quevedo, Linda Ohrn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to customize a design and create a contemporary evening dress for a client, a school donor, who was attending two University events: a university founder's ball event, and a botanical garden orchid show entitled Fashion meets Botanical Garden. The aim of this project was to experiment with and showcase directions in which technology can take us closer to full customization with respect to patterns, prints, colors, sizes and shapes best suited for a customer.


Visual Perception, Rachel Anderson, Sahand Abbasi 2018 Texas Tech University

Visual Perception, Rachel Anderson, Sahand Abbasi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This piece is a collaborative piece between the disciplines of fashion design and interior design.The project “Visual Perception” is trying to bring controlled anxiety to the soul of the perceiver by creating visual dizzying effect in both moving and static situation. The visual form was the priority in this project, which may conclude a visual meaning through media.

Two main technological processes conducted in the project were (1) 3D printing and (2) digital printing. A third process of draping included the leather bodice being draped using traditional techniques. The skirt was draped using uncut blocks of fabric draped directly ...


Interconnect: A Double Collaboration, Brianna Plummer, Lynn M. Boorady, Carol Townsend 2018 Iowa State University

Interconnect: A Double Collaboration, Brianna Plummer, Lynn M. Boorady, Carol Townsend

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Departments of Biology, Art & Design and Fashion collaborated to create a line of garments with surface design prints inspired by nature. Freshmen art students were given access to a herbarium to view over 16,000 specimens and used this as inspiration to develop distinct motifs of symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. The top 13 images were chosen and digitally scanned. The scanned designs were given to surface design students in the Fashion department to develop industry ready repeat tiles and engineered yardage. Minimal restrictions on manipulation of these designs was imposed. Faculty contracted a professional fabric printing surface to create yardage ...


A "Widening The Circle: Diversity And Inclusion In Design Thinking Process" Project In Fashion Design Curriculum, Seunghye Cho 2018 Framingham State University

A "Widening The Circle: Diversity And Inclusion In Design Thinking Process" Project In Fashion Design Curriculum, Seunghye Cho

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Fashion is a cultural phenomenon as it is illustrated in the recent debates regarding Nike's new product called "˜Pro Hijab'. Cultural appropriateness of certain fashion often has stirred up social and even political debates. Future fashion designers, therefore, need to learn how to empathize with their customers not merely to develop aesthetic and functional designs but also to create culturally appropriate and inclusive design messages. This study aimed to enhance students' creative design capacities by implementing a diversity and inclusion project in a fashion design class. Through class activities including interview with their potential customers, writing a reflective journal ...


Female Millennials Wearing Workout Wear As Daily Wear In The U.S., Sooah Choi, Kim Hahn 2018 Dankook University

Female Millennials Wearing Workout Wear As Daily Wear In The U.S., Sooah Choi, Kim Hahn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Due to the rise of fitness-conscious consumers who consider athletics not only a hobby but also a lifestyle (Petro, 2015), athleisure wear has become a large lifestyle trend among female consumers. it is common to see women in yoga pants and similar workout attire rather than skinny jeans as athleisure is now a comfortable lifestyle for consumers of all ages focusing more on lifestyle than performance (Marshal Cohen,2017).Regardless of age, athleisure has proven to be popular among females of all ages with exceptional popularity among millennials. Younger millennials (ages 18–24) tend to spend more time and money ...


Re-Interpretation Of An Athleisure Young Casual Wear Line Through An Industry-Academia Cooperation Project, Sooah Choi 2018 Dankook University

Re-Interpretation Of An Athleisure Young Casual Wear Line Through An Industry-Academia Cooperation Project, Sooah Choi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Given the demands of practical education, today’s design education programs focus more on various industry–academia cooperation projects. Especially in the fashion design industry, professionals need to be aware of the current trends while students must be more eligible and closer to an entry-level designer who is able to perform immediately upon graduation. This case study is an industry–academia cooperation project which that served as one of the graduate fashion stages in a university in South Korea in 2016. It is a re-interpretation of an athleisure young casual wear line “Tate Like” from the Tate brand.

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Consumer Behavior Toward Luxury Fashion Rental: A Hierarchical Motivations Approach, Yanwen Ruan, Yingjiao Xu 2018 Donghua University

Consumer Behavior Toward Luxury Fashion Rental: A Hierarchical Motivations Approach, Yanwen Ruan, Yingjiao Xu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

With the emerging New Luxury Comers and new consumerism after the recession, luxury fashion rental has been showing a great potential for speed growth. However, limited literature is existing on consumer behavior toward luxury fashion rental. Using a hierarchical Confirmatory Factor Analysis, this study conceptualized the multi-dimensional structure of consumers’ motivations toward luxury fashion rentals. Seven motivations were identified and classified as intrinsic vs. extrinsic. The results of this study can provide a great foundation for future studies on consumers’ behavior toward luxury fashion rental services.


A Study On The Cultural Role Of Walking Court Ladies’ Hat In Queen Jeongsun’S Wedding Parade Illustration Of Oegyujanggak Uigwe, Jeong Choi 2018 Wonkwang University

A Study On The Cultural Role Of Walking Court Ladies’ Hat In Queen Jeongsun’S Wedding Parade Illustration Of Oegyujanggak Uigwe, Jeong Choi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study considers the cultural role of walking court ladies’ hats in a wedding parade illustration of Oegyujanggak Uigwe that focuses on the parade of Queen Jeongsun. Walking court ladies’ hat and hairstyle were changed immediately into a loose wig, jokduri-shaped hat, and chignon when the costume policy was legislated by the king. Jokduri, small padding hat, was recommended by the king’s command in 1756 for the first time instead of a massive wig, however discussions continued from 1748-49. Loose wigs disappeared in wedding parade illustration of Queen Jeongsun of 1759, 4 walking court ladies wore angled black ...


Scaffolding Fashion Design Sketchbook Practice In A Creative Design Process Class, Ellen McKinney, Huanjiao Dong 2018 Iowa State University

Scaffolding Fashion Design Sketchbook Practice In A Creative Design Process Class, Ellen Mckinney, Huanjiao Dong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A series of assignments was developed to teach students skills to use a sketchbook for fashion design research. These assignments were developed in response to a survey of fashion research textbooks that revealed most books provide examples of fashion designers’ sketchbooks but lack information about (a) the types and sources of content, (b) how it was created, or (c) how it could be used in the fashion design process. There was little explicit instruction for novice fashion designers (students) on how to do fashion design research to create sketchbook content, and in turn, to use that content as the basis ...


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