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The Influence Of Social Media And Fashion Magazines On Body Image Of Culturally And Racially Diverse Young Women, Ivana Markova, Cristina Azocar Jan 2018

The Influence Of Social Media And Fashion Magazines On Body Image Of Culturally And Racially Diverse Young Women, Ivana Markova, Cristina Azocar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Mass media is considered to be the most pervasive cause of body dissatisfaction (Tiggemann, 2011). Body image and physical attractiveness are typically determined by weight and body type and the ideals for an attractive physique vary from culture to culture. The primary purpose of this study was to focus on female individuals and the effects that media exposure (in fashion magazines and a variety of social media) has on their body image. The secondary purpose was to examine differences in body image perceptions based on ethnic background (African-American, Asian-American, Arab-American, Euro-American, Hispanic-American, and mixed race). The sample consisted of 742 ...


Integration Of 3 Dimensional Modeling And Printing Into Fashion Design Curriculum: Opportunities And Challenges., Nicole Eckerson, Li Zhao Jan 2018

Integration Of 3 Dimensional Modeling And Printing Into Fashion Design Curriculum: Opportunities And Challenges., Nicole Eckerson, Li Zhao

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

With the emergence and application of 3D printing (3DP) technologies, many industries are faced with the challenge of seeking the most talented designers transitioning from traditional design approaches (Kwon, Y. M., Lee, Y. A., & K, S. J., 2017). The aim of this study looks to engage in a dialogue about 3DP integration in fashion design curriculum between industry and academic professionals enabling an efficient exchange of information. The focus of this research is to identify the value of 3D modeling and printing, best practices for integration, and the barriers for adoption. To achieve this research goal, a qualitative research design was employed. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 3DP industry and academic professionals. The focus of the interviews examined their knowledge and application of 3DP technology for the purpose of integrating into design curriculum. Three major themes emerged from interview data: Utilization of 3DP technology has significant added value; has become an efficient method for production, workflow, and exchange of information; and provides the ability for customization and limitless design possibilities. Fashion design programs are encouraged to review their curriculum for opportunities of 3DP integration within existing classes or interdisciplinary collaboration. This research will educate, equip and prepare educators and students for emerging technologies in fashion.


Upcycling Approach To Designing To Highlight Traditional Weaving And Knitting Techniques., Carol J. Salusso, Yitan Ji Jan 2018

Upcycling Approach To Designing To Highlight Traditional Weaving And Knitting Techniques., Carol J. Salusso, Yitan Ji

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Our co-design research was focused on balancing looking forward to the

future while looking backward over the past. To protect our future, designers

need to emphasize sustainable practices. However, sustainability as a design

approach often lacks the visual impact needed to entice wearer investment.

Upcycling is a promising contemporary sustainability strategy for converting

waste materials innovativly into new products with better quality instead of

just reusing. Looking to the past in apparel and textile design nostalgically

looks to the Arts and Crafts Movement where traditional hand structuring of

textiles and apparel were honored techniques. Thus, the purpose of this

design ...


Amelia Gayle Gorgas: A Study Of The Woman And Her Dress, Chalise Ludlow, Virginia Wimberley Jan 2018

Amelia Gayle Gorgas: A Study Of The Woman And Her Dress, Chalise Ludlow, Virginia Wimberley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study was an attempt to reconstruct the original pleating of the deconstructed skirt which was part of a three piece day dress made of striped moire' taffeta. There are folds and tiny stitching lines from the waistband attachment but there is no clear indication of the depth of the original pleats. Five garments from a university collection were studied for waistline pleating. The mock-up has inverted box pleats on each side of center front, an inverted box pleat at side seam and set of four double-stacked pleats on either side of center back, giving the fullness that was popular ...


Spiral Into Zero-Waste, Colleen Moretz Jan 2018

Spiral Into Zero-Waste, Colleen Moretz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The ever-increasing production and consumption of fashion has lead to an equally increased use of resources, especially fabric. Traditional garment production using the cut and sew method yields approximately a 15% fabric waste. Zero-waste fashion design addresses this concern by producing garments without fabric waste. The pattern making stage needs to be an integral part of the design process. Looking for an innovative method to provide a sustainable solution to address pre-consumer textile waste, a double spiral pattern was developed resembling a yin-yang cut apart, but leaving the square edges attached to the bottom areas of each spiral. This pattern ...


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 Jan 2018

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 Jan 2018

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

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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 ...


Sugar Coated, Alex Champagne, Susan P. Ashdown Jan 2018

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 ...


Interconnect: A Double Collaboration, Brianna Plummer, Lynn M. Boorady, Carol Townsend Jan 2018

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 ...


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

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.

From this ...


Artifacts Improve Learning In A Fashion History Course, Jennifer Banning, Hae Jin Gam Jan 2018

Artifacts Improve Learning In A Fashion History Course, Jennifer Banning, Hae Jin Gam

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to identify how students perceived their interaction with historic items of dress influenced their learning in a 20th century fashion history course. Students in this study were enrolled in a 20th century fashion history course at a university in the Midwest United States. At the end of the semester, students wrote a reflection focused on how their interaction with artifacts throughout the semester influenced their learning. Researchers received informed consent from 30 of 36 students enrolled to qualitatively analyze their reflection responses for the present study. Three themes emerged from student responses ...


Millennial Transpersons' Gender-Conforming And Non-Binary Appearance Modes, Andrew Reilly, Jenifer Mcguire Jan 2018

Millennial Transpersons' Gender-Conforming And Non-Binary Appearance Modes, Andrew Reilly, Jenifer Mcguire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Using Grounded Theory, this research examines contemporary attitudes towards gender conforming and non-conforming appearance modes. Findings indicate three themes: philosophy of clothing, using clothes to create cisgender appearances, and using clothes to create binary appearances. The latter two categories references issues of passing and safety.


Size Adaptive Garments For Toddlers As An Approach To Maximize Fit And Durability, Lida Aflatoony, Jean Parsons Jan 2018

Size Adaptive Garments For Toddlers As An Approach To Maximize Fit And Durability, Lida Aflatoony, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This project aims to explore techniques for creating size adaptable clothing for toddlers that can grow along with the child's growth and can be used for multiple ages. Devising such a system is based on analysis of three major sources; first the extensive number of sizes of the children apparel on the market, second the various sizing charts used by infant wear manufacturers, and third the diverse growth scales for children. This study aims to determine the need for an adaptive garment for children through surveys of parents and solicit their feedback in a redesign of children's apparel ...


Costume Evolution During The Development Of Romantic Relationships And Its Impact On The Positions Of Power In The Star Wars Prequel And Original Trilogies, Mary King, Jessica L. Ridgway Jan 2018

Costume Evolution During The Development Of Romantic Relationships And Its Impact On The Positions Of Power In The Star Wars Prequel And Original Trilogies, Mary King, Jessica L. Ridgway

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study explored the costume evolution of the Star Wars film characters Padme Amidala and Leia Organa as romantic relationships were introduced and progressed and how this impacted their positions of power. Guided by objectification theory, each film was watched twice and detail notes were taken for each scene that featured Padme or Leia, and focused on the skin visibility, costume detail, and hairstyles within the context of the scene. The results indicated that both characters were objectified through costume. Before romantic relationships were introduced, both women were acknowledged for their positions of power which were emphasized by their costumes ...


Homesick, Tara Efobi, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2018

Homesick, Tara Efobi, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Design Mentor Statement: This ensemble was completed as part of a class project in a senior level creative design class that I taught. The goal of the project was for students to explore methods of fabric manipulation and combine two or more methods into a creative ensemble. Each student completed a sample notebook of at least ten different fabric manipulation techniques. Each student also engaged in a fashion research process, documented through a 20-page sketchbook, and culminating in a mood board (Figure 1). Students made patterns, first samples, and final garments. Students were mentored through multiple one-on-one check-ins and informal ...


Black Coffee Gossip, Carolyn Simon, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2018

Black Coffee Gossip, Carolyn Simon, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Design Mentor Statement: This work was a class project in my creative design processes class. Students were challenged to incorporate two or more fabric manipulation techniques into a wearable art ensemble based on their design research. Each student engaged in an extensive design research process, seeking information from a variety of visual, verbal, 2D, and 3D sources. From the research, students created 20 sketchbook pages, juxtaposing images and text from a wide range of sources with their own inspiration sketches. Each student created a mood board (Figure 1), their patterns, first sample, and final ensemble. Students were mentored with formative ...


Transformation Of Hanbok Baji, Pants In Traditional Korean Dress, Yoo Jin Kwon Jan 2018

Transformation Of Hanbok Baji, Pants In Traditional Korean Dress, Yoo Jin Kwon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Reinterpretation of baji of hanbok, pants of Korean traditional clothing. Baji was transformed into a sleeveless jumpsuit.


Morning Glory, Hyunsoo Kim Jan 2018

Morning Glory, Hyunsoo Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design challenge for this three dimensional art wear, Morning Glory is to create a transformative garment inspired by biomimicry. Morning Glory is applying two levels of biomimicry through textile innovation: not only has it mimics form and shape, also imitates movement- bloom and wilt.


Resilience: Activewear For Lower Limb Amputees Who Utilize Prosthetic Limbs, Halimat Ipaye, Nicole Eckerson Jan 2018

Resilience: Activewear For Lower Limb Amputees Who Utilize Prosthetic Limbs, Halimat Ipaye, Nicole Eckerson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Resilience is a collaborative functional design concept and qualitative research project that examines the activewear needs of female lower limb amputees who utilize prosthetic limbs. The goal was to provide aesthetically pleasing, transitional, durable, and comfortable active apparel with ease of donning and doffing while maintaining thermal comfort, mobility, and integration of prosthetics for optimal performance and independence. With the number of amputations performed annually set to double by 2050, due in large part to an aging population and a projected increase in diabetes, there is a need for apparel tailored to the needs and preferences of amputees (Amputee Coalition ...


Assembling Creativity, Krissi Riewe Jan 2018

Assembling Creativity, Krissi Riewe

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Much literature on fashion design today centers around sustainable, ethical making processes or advances in the use of digital technologies. As a graduate student, I want to address both through the use of playful, open-minded process and material exploration. With access to both traditional fashion design and new digital fabrication tools, I utilized both in the process of combining gifted, reclaimed, 3D printed, and found materials. The making process was intuitive, with the design process being informed and developed though open-minded interaction with materials and processes.


Window Of Blessing, Han Ok Hee Jan 2018

Window Of Blessing, Han Ok Hee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

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Plastic Soup, Addie Martindale Jan 2018

Plastic Soup, Addie Martindale

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design activism artwear was to create a visual representation of the environmental impact that plastic has on the ocean and aims to create a conversation about the seriousness of the issue. The cradle to cradle tenet of waste equals food (McDonough & Braungart, 2002) was used as a framework for the design and sourcing of materials. An exploration of free-form embroidery fabric collage was used to create the texture which is the design emphasis of the piece.


Pronounced Illusion I, Sun Young Choi Jan 2018

Pronounced Illusion I, Sun Young Choi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Similarities between '60s and 2000s and incredible modern technologies are stimulating our synesthesia and leading us to a new audiovisual experience. Based on the examination of the Psychedelic art influencing many arts including painting, music and films and its application to fashion, this research aims to provide an opportunity to look into the contemporary culture through the 60s, offering a new visual experience and expanding the range of fashion design. As for the research methodology, this study reviewed precedent research on the Psychedelic art. And this research developed a suit jacket which is integrated with a shirt and trousers using ...


Unbalanced Contrast, Se Jung Oh, May Chae Jan 2018

Unbalanced Contrast, Se Jung Oh, May Chae

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to create a unique ready-to-wear style for professional working women. I desired to make a two-piece jacket and skirt reinventing the tartan kilt as a new key design element for women’s ready-to-wear that could be appealing to various professional working women regardless of age and race. Principles of design such as harmony, balance, proportion, emphasis, similarity, and contrast have been incorporated in an unconventional way. Various sizes of knife pleats were created using the tartan fabric and partially attached to the collar, sleeve, and bodies of the jacket, skirt, and pocket flap. This ...


Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha Jan 2018

Perfect Patola: A Memoir, Anupama Pasricha

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Perfect Patola is a reincarnation designed to create a statement of ikat artisan textiles from the designer’s collection of sarees in an aesthetically pleasing gown that highlights cultural roots, artisan appreciation, personal meaning, and sustainable thinking. Ikat textiles is a beautiful and laborious art form created through a multistage process of marking, binding, dyeing, weaving, and subtle manipulation of yarns. However, with the advent of modern printing machines that have the capability of printed imitations, the appreciation of this textile comes only by understanding the hard work of hands that touches the materials and spatial and mathematical thinking to ...


Using Historic Costume Collection Artifacts For Active Learning Of Strapless Eveningwear Internal Structure, Ellen Mckinney, Sunhyung Cho Jan 2018

Using Historic Costume Collection Artifacts For Active Learning Of Strapless Eveningwear Internal Structure, Ellen Mckinney, Sunhyung Cho

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Most students lack practical experiences with constructing the internal structure such as underlining, boning, and waist stays are essential to support strapless dresses (Khalje, 1997). Therefore, these concepts were taught in a junior-level draping course, which covered eveningwear. Active learning through analysis of examples is an effective way for students to more deeply understand new knowledge (Johnson, Johnson, & Smith, 1991), so we sought to teach these concepts through a combination of lecture and active learning, looking inside garments to analyze their internal structures. However, student closets rarely contain garments that exemplify the diversity of methods and materials that can be ...


Development Of A Posture Detector Using A Flex Sensor, Sibei Xia, Meghna Hada, Jiliang Yan, H. Troy Nagle Jan 2018

Development Of A Posture Detector Using A Flex Sensor, Sibei Xia, Meghna Hada, Jiliang Yan, H. Troy Nagle

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In this digital age, many people spend hours every day looking at their cell phones and computers. Overuse of these devices can result in users' posture deterioration. Poor postures not only detract from a person's appearance but can also lead to chronic back discomfort and inflammation. Even though everyone knows the detrimental effects of poor postures, it is difficult for them to correct their bad habits. This is because poor postures are gradually developed, and they are usually related to a person's lifestyle. The purpose of this project was to embed a poor posture detector (a posture coach ...


Slow The Fashion: Teaching Handcraft Techniques In Fashion And Textile Design In Higher Education, Liwen Wang, Ellen Mckinney, Huanjiao Dong Jan 2018

Slow The Fashion: Teaching Handcraft Techniques In Fashion And Textile Design In Higher Education, Liwen Wang, Ellen Mckinney, Huanjiao Dong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

It has been found that textile and fashion industry is among the leading resource-consuming and polluting industries especially with the advent of fast fashion. Under the high pressure from increasing environmental problems in the world, a movement of slow fashion is gaining increasing attention. It is challenging fast fashion’s obsession with mass-production and globalized style and becoming a guardian of diversity and indigenous handcraft. Studies show that handcrafted items can evoke positive emotional bond between consumer and maker hence increase the value of a garment, which adds to the sustainability of the item through extended wear. For designers, handcrafting ...


A Comparison Of Domestic And Self -Nail Tip Sizes, Haeun Kim, Namsoon Kim, Wolhee Do Jan 2018

A Comparison Of Domestic And Self -Nail Tip Sizes, Haeun Kim, Namsoon Kim, Wolhee Do

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Therefore, this study aims to provide basic data for developing a nail tip size system for Korean consumers by measuring and analyzing home nail products available in the market. To analyze the sizes of home nail tips, the authors examined the nail tip products available online. The authors measure the size directly on 11 points, including vertical length, horizontal width, side angle, thickness, and weight. The results are as follows. comparing the sizes among the home nail tips measured in this study showed that the vertical length was longest among Korean products followed by Chinese and US products, and the ...


An Analysis On Size Suitability Of Protective Masks, Jin Choi, Sun Mi Sin, Wol Hee Do Jan 2018

An Analysis On Size Suitability Of Protective Masks, Jin Choi, Sun Mi Sin, Wol Hee Do

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Since a mask which is not suitable for a human face type has a low protection effect, it is necessary to design the shape of the mask reflecting the face shape of the human body in consideration of the size and shape of each part of the face. The masks analyzed in this study are classified into a yellow dust mask(sanitation mask) and a Fine dust protective mask sold in four countries of Korea, China, the US and England. The standard of Korea is KF(Korea Filter, particle blocking function), which is divided into KF80, KF94 and KF99, which ...