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Concept Maps: Graphic Organizers For Flat Patternmaking, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Concept Maps: Graphic Organizers For Flat Patternmaking, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

In the current flat patternmaking course, students learn patternmaking concepts from the lecture, textbook, instructor-led demonstrations, and self-practice. The innovative strategy was to introduce students to the use of concept maps to organize relevant patternmaking material. By utilizing concept maps, students can chunk or group the patternmaking concepts, which helps them to remember the material. The effectiveness of the concept maps was observed by the instructor in the class. Students expressed that they liked working in pairs because it allowed them to discuss the patternmaking concepts with another person. Students also stated that the concept maps helped them to think ...


Generating Decision-Making Hypotheses: An Exercise In Critical Thinking To Select Appropriate Slopers For Flat Patternmaking Bodice Designs, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Generating Decision-Making Hypotheses: An Exercise In Critical Thinking To Select Appropriate Slopers For Flat Patternmaking Bodice Designs, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative strategy was to introduce students to the concept of generating decision-making hypotheses for flat patternmaking. This would teach students a method of critical thinking to utilize when deciding the appropriate slopers to use in creating basic or original garments. The concept of generating decision-making hypotheses was introduced to students first with a brief explanation and using a general example. Next student were given a context specific example. Then students were required to practice generating their own personal hypotheses for patternmaking. The outcomes were students felt that generating decision-making hypotheses helped them to think more critically about their patternmaking ...


Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Partnering With A University Garden For A Non-Traditional Materials Fashion Design Assignment: Collaboration, Creativity, And Community Engagement, Ellen Carol Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

The innovative teaching strategy was partnering with a University Garden to obtain non-traditional materials for advanced fashion design students' creative projects. Situated on a 17-acre site, the University Garden is a year-round attraction features distinct gardens both indoors and outdoors on a 17-acre campus, a Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500-square-foot Butterfly Wing, and a Gift Shop. Benefits of this partnership included: (a) unique materials for students to work with, (b) improved cross-departmental relationships, and (b) opportunities for students to engage the local community with their creative work. The purpose of this teaching strategy was to find a new ...


Delicate Target: A Multi-Dimensional Representation Of Woman Using Rip Digital Printing Software To Enlarging Half-Scale To Full-Scale, Ellen Carol McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Delicate Target: A Multi-Dimensional Representation Of Woman Using Rip Digital Printing Software To Enlarging Half-Scale To Full-Scale, Ellen Carol Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Inspiration. The author previously investigated the use of flowers in advertisements targeting women. This connection between women and flowers implies that the ideal woman is delicate and beautiful like a flower. The exploration outcome was a gown that made the wearer look like a rose (McKinney, 2006). The current design's purpose was to create a multi-faceted representation of the female target market. The visually strong black and white target side exterior was juxtaposed with a delicate floral side collaged from apparel, makeup, perfume, and jewelry advertisements. The wearer's self-representation may be controlled by how the reversible vest is ...


Identity Through Clothing: Argentinian Vs. American Women, Magali Farfan 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Identity Through Clothing: Argentinian Vs. American Women, Magali Farfan

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

According to Roach-Higgins, Eicher, and Johnson (1995), “individuals acquire identity through social, physical, and biological settings” (pg.12). When acquiring identity, culture plays a vital role. Because of numerous influences on identity, a conflict exists for those who identify with more than one culture. This study focuses specifically on the problems of women who identify both as Argentinian and American. The purpose of this creative project was to create an outfit that could be worn by an Argentinian/American woman in the presence of family and friends, regardless of culture, and not feel that she is disregarding societal norms of ...


Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch 2017 University of Copenhagen

Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch

Zea E-Books

The papers in this volume derive from the conference on textile terminology held in June 2014 at the University of Copenhagen. Around 50 experts from the fields of Ancient History, Indo-European Studies, Semitic Philology, Assyriology, Classical Archaeology, and Terminology from twelve different countries came together at the Centre for Textile Research, to discuss textile terminology, semantic fields of clothing and technology, loan words, and developments of textile terms in Antiquity. They exchanged ideas, research results, and presented various views and methods.

This volume contains 35 chapters, divided into five sections: • Textile terminologies across the ancient Near East and the Southern ...


Relationships Between Creativity And Its Antecedents Before And After Training: The Role Of Risk-Taking And Past Creative Experience, Anna Perry, Elena E. Karpova 2017 Colorado State University

Relationships Between Creativity And Its Antecedents Before And After Training: The Role Of Risk-Taking And Past Creative Experience, Anna Perry, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This research examined the effects of past creative experience and attitude toward risk-taking on creativity before and after training. College students enrolled in a creativity course participated in the study. Creativity was assessed by independent experts and self-assessed by the participants. Based on the results, an inverted U-shape relationship was proposed between (a) past creative experience and risk-taking, and (b) risk-taking and self-assessed creativity. Risk-taking was related to self-assessed creativity before and after the training, but not expert-assessed creativity. Past creative experience was not related to creativity, self and expert-assessed, before and after the training.


Introduction To The Ethics Of Clothing And Clothing Production, Linda M. Johnston 2017 Kennesaw State University

Introduction To The Ethics Of Clothing And Clothing Production, Linda M. Johnston

Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars

Introduction to the Ethics of Clothing and Clothing Production


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen McKinney, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen McKinney, Simeon Gill 2017 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

Ellen C. McKinney

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


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.


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


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.


Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


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.


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