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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 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

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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 ...


Development Of Product Line For New Market Segment For Coastal Pet Products, Inc., Emily Gambone, Tara Kickert, Kayla Hamilton, Adriana Young 2017 Kent State University

Development Of Product Line For New Market Segment For Coastal Pet Products, Inc., Emily Gambone, Tara Kickert, Kayla Hamilton, Adriana Young

Undergraduate Research Symposium

For our Product Development capsule project, we were challenged to design and promote a new product line for Coastal Pet Products, Inc. targeting millennials as a new market to increase visibility and market share. As fashion merchandising majors, we applied our knowledge of business and fashion to design a line and marketing plan that complemented the company’s existing lines and took the brand in a new direction. We created “NOMAD” and focused on millennials who travel often.

To research the new customer base, we analyzed studies and surveys regarding materialism, the scope of the travel industry, millennial job expectations ...


Woman Holding A Balance, Sarah E. Johnson 2017 Kent State Univeristy

Woman Holding A Balance, Sarah E. Johnson

Undergraduate Research Symposium

This thesis focuses on empowering feminine design through the application of historic reference to assert fashion design as a form of engineering.

Empowerment through design examines the intersection of utility, necessity and quality to better serve the modern woman. With the employment of soft tailoring techniques and thoughtful pattern engineering, oversized silhouettes, pockets and adjustable details provide comfort and freedom of movement. These garments seek to serve the body rather than sexualize it.

Inspiration is drawn from the female empowerment of the Dutch Golden Age. Seventeenth century Dutch society saw a social restructuring in which women not only controlled the ...


Patterned Infringment, Madison Kalson 2017 Kent State University

Patterned Infringment, Madison Kalson

Undergraduate Research Symposium

All fashion collections are created using inspiration. Often inspiration can come from art or prints updated, reimagined, or changed. But there is a fine line between inspiration and copyright infringement. While copyright laws are not hard to access they are complicated and often a copyright lawyer is necessary. Additionally, there are copyright fees and renewal fees assuming the artist files within two years of their work being published or publicly displayed. Copyright law should be easier for the artists and stricter for the infringer. If the artist does not sue the infringer, which they can only do if their work ...


Intergalactic Space Princess: A Study In Volume And Line, Sarah Kauffman 2017 Kent State University

Intergalactic Space Princess: A Study In Volume And Line, Sarah Kauffman

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Stripes are primary to fashion current and historical but rarely definitive to the design of a garment. In basic principles of art and design, this thesis will look at line both creating and flattening volumes. The BFA Collection “Intergalactic Space Princess” examines stripes and their relationship to volume using surreal or trompe l’oeil effect printing and beading.

Beyond the basic concept of line and volumes, the collection follows a sci-fi comic book narrative. The narrative is illustrated in an original comic book format and communicated through seven separate looks (fourteen total garments). The relationship between volume and line evolves ...


Aphosiosi, Arianna Likouris 2017 Kent State University

Aphosiosi, Arianna Likouris

Undergraduate Research Symposium

“Aphosiosi” means “loyalty” in Greek. This is a non-traditional eveningwear collection illustrating the idea of loyalty to one’s culture, community, and upbringing. The goal of this collection is to get the viewer to understand and think about how one can obtain a sense of identity through their heritage. “Aphosiosi” explores what these values mean to the individual, their personal experiences and identity.

The method to starting this collection began with researching symbolism. Motifs and symbols were collected and then collaged together to form shapes for silhouettes and a print design. Constant sketching was being paired with the collaging, then ...


Lieblingspulli: Favorite Sweater, Katryn Seeburger 2017 Kent State University

Lieblingspulli: Favorite Sweater, Katryn Seeburger

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The growth of fast fashion has created an economically inefficient and ecologically destructive industry. Consumers have adjusted to a constant fashion cycle of purchase, wear, throw away, and repeat. They have grown to look for the best perceived value without considering lasting quality or the negative effects that those garment cycles have on the environment and the people involved in production. Too often, the proposed solution has been to convince the consumer to accept the minimalist lifestyle of creating a more staple based wardrobe. However, this appears to be too great a transition for the consumer to make willingly.

How ...


The Maker: An Innovative Artisan Apparel Brand And Retail Partnership, Haviet Huong 2017 Kent State University

The Maker: An Innovative Artisan Apparel Brand And Retail Partnership, Haviet Huong

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Millennial generation, which makes up 25% of the U.S. population, is driving changes in many aspects of the retail industry. These consumers crave authenticity, limited availability and quality products, responding well to goods aligned with best practices in sustainability and social responsibility. This study investigated opportunities presented by a partnership between online craft platform, Etsy, and Macy’s, a well-established retailer with hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores. Preliminary research on the market and both companies resulted in a SWOT analysis which guided development of a new clothing line and marketing strategy that addressed Millennials’ unique demands while presenting a ...


Sempre Sposa, Devin Hilt 2017 Kent State University

Sempre Sposa, Devin Hilt

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sempre Sposa
Devin Hilt

“Sempre Sposa” is a bridal collection that explores the idea of multi-use wedding dresses. Bridal gowns are known for couture quality, elaborate construction and detail, and making a woman feel beautiful on her big day. The bridal industry has developed a tradition of one-time- use garments, which ends up limiting the value of the dress to only one day. If the life-cycle of a wedding dress can be extended, the bride can receive a greater value for the cost of her gown. How can designers change this one-time-use culture and create wedding dresses that can be ...


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 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 ...


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