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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 ...


Blooming Moth Dress, Della Reams, Hisham Dawoud, Larry D. Rushing Jan 2018

Blooming Moth Dress, Della Reams, Hisham Dawoud, Larry D. Rushing

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Original draped dress design using original digitally-printed fabric design.


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

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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.


Bacterial Cellulose Yarns: Preserving Fiber Strength And Improving Performance, Dr. Jennifer Harmon Jan 2018

Bacterial Cellulose Yarns: Preserving Fiber Strength And Improving Performance, Dr. Jennifer Harmon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Bacterial cellulose is a promising material, which has recently been gaining attention for it's potential use in apparel. This vegetable leather-like material has several promising and simultaneously limiting properties. In this research, we explored a preliminary formulation and tested the resulting bacterial cellulose yarns. Our results indicate the there is sufficient strength and extension for this material to undergo hand or low speed mechanical weaving.


Let The ‘Mighty’ Rise Track And Field Performance Top, Nigel Adedayo R. Joseph Jan 2018

Let The ‘Mighty’ Rise Track And Field Performance Top, Nigel Adedayo R. Joseph

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The digital design of the garment is an ode to society's fixation on the perception of underrepresented people and not on their merits. The graphic features of the digital textile embody the journey of the ˜Mighty" Harry Jerome through the social climate of the 1960's. The garment contributes to a new way of integrating social awareness by demonstrating critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and creative expression to provoke social ideologies of race, class, gender, ability, sexuality and intersectionality. The performance top gives companies and sponsors an opportunistic advantage of monetizing the athlete's social activism with the marketing and ...


Afterglow: An Equitable Approach To Design, Kristen D. Morris, Jean Parsons Jan 2018

Afterglow: An Equitable Approach To Design, Kristen D. Morris, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Developed through a technology-rich design process, Afterglow builds on research that explores the application of Universal Design (UD) principles for apparel design, specifically the principle of, equitable use, which ensures that design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities. Knowing that set-in sleeves can be problematic for wearers with limited upper body range of motion, the researchers designed a contemporary trench coat with a two-part separating sleeve, and shoulder seam that is fixed with snaps. The lower part of the sleeve is attached to the jacket armhole, the upper portion is connected to the yoke, and they are ...


Design For A Wasp-Loving Entomologist. Using Digital Printing And Creative Pattern Cutting To Create An Ensemble To Reflect One’S Research Interests, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar Jan 2018

Design For A Wasp-Loving Entomologist. Using Digital Printing And Creative Pattern Cutting To Create An Ensemble To Reflect One’S Research Interests, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

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The purpose of this ensemble was to celebrate the beautiful home and industrious nature of Dolichovespula maculata, a type of wasp colloquially known as the baldfaced hornet. (Figure 1). The ensemble was designed for a university professor who studies this wasp to wear to an entomology conference. Entomology academics commonly enjoy wearing apparel and accessories made of materials from or referencing the insects they study to academic conferences (See social media hashtag #entofashion.). The digital printing and subtraction cutting techniques worked together to accomplish the goal of creating a special ensemble for an entomologist to better reflect her research interests ...


Revive And Renew, Chanmi Hwang, Jessie Roselyn Jan 2018

Revive And Renew, Chanmi Hwang, Jessie Roselyn

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this collaborative design, Revive and Renew, is to promote the value and raise awareness of the traditional textile techniques (i.e. knitting, crocheting, felting, hand embroidering) using a variety of upcycled animal fibers. Especially, using yarns to make fabric from interlocking loops, knitting and crocheting emphasize cradle to cradle approaches within a sustainable apparel design framework.


Phalaenopsis Amabilis 2, Ja Young Hwang Ph.D., Vince Quevedo, Linda Ohrn Jan 2018

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

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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.


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 ...


My Girl Friday, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea Jan 2018

My Girl Friday, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"My Girl Friday" is an exploration of 1940s/WWII inspired street wear that draws parallels between the tailoring and craftsmanship found in vintage looks, and the relaxed clothing of today.


Creative Conduct, Eliza Lesser Jan 2018

Creative Conduct, Eliza Lesser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"Creative Conduct" explores the energy associated with creative self-expressionism. I consider my creative identity to be an important element of my character. However, creativity is complicated. Each individuals creative perspective is a unique, and everchanging dynamic fingerprint. "Creative Conduct" explains, challenges, expands, and describes my creative identity. Perfectionism is a constant motivation in my work, but is also a source of anxiety and pressure. It is the interplay of such contradictory energies that has inspired "Creative Conduct." This look involves the juxtaposition of the positives and negatives associated with my creative identity. I am constantly looking to improve my work ...


Doyenné, Grace Lian Lawson Jan 2018

Doyenné, Grace Lian Lawson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by the regalia donned by powerful queens and female leaders throughout history, Doyennécommunicates feminine power through unique shape and soft structure. A doyenné is a woman who is the most respected person in a particular field; a female leader. The look was designed with the modern doyenné woman in mind, one who has embraced her femininity and individual power. As she clothes herself in these garments, it is my hope that they mirror and amplify the inner strength and energy of the wearer. When she walks into the room her commanding presence radiates from within and all turn ...


Creating Garment Simulations: Effectiveness Of Traditional Textile Testing Equipment Versus Kes And Fast Systems, Evrim Buyukaslan, Fatma Baytar, Fatma Kalaoglu Jan 2018

Creating Garment Simulations: Effectiveness Of Traditional Textile Testing Equipment Versus Kes And Fast Systems, Evrim Buyukaslan, Fatma Baytar, Fatma Kalaoglu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

3D virtual garment simulation software packages offer various fabric alternatives in their fabric libraries. However, these libraries are limited in terms of providing their users with particular fabric compositions, structures, and drape properties. When a specific fabric needs to be used for a garment simulation to understand how the end-product would look like, individual fabric mechanical properties must be entered into the software. For this purpose, usually fabric mechanical values measured by either KES or FAST systems are used. Although these systems provide precise measurements, they are very expensive to obtain. Our research questions emerged from the need to use ...


Color Play, Holly Klaus Jan 2018

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.


Gratitude, Kelsie Doty Jan 2018

Gratitude, Kelsie Doty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of Gratitude was to (1) explore the themes of agency and structure through silhouette and (2) repurpose discarded food waste as a natural textile dye. Gratitude is part of a larger collection that explored my personal history and temporary existence; reflected in garments that are similarly ephemeral and personal. This collection is comprised of fully biodegradable garments, using only natural textiles, thread, and findings. Each piece is displayed on a dress form created from a 3D body scan of myself and made from a biodegradable wood composite.


The Visual And Abstract Minded: Exploring Spatial Visualization In Apparel Design And Product Development, Lushan Sun, Sandra Starkey Jan 2018

The Visual And Abstract Minded: Exploring Spatial Visualization In Apparel Design And Product Development, Lushan Sun, Sandra Starkey

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In the age of modern technology, apparel designers are expected to adopt more knowledge and skillsets in the rapid advancement of digital tools. Currently, the 2D and 3D learnings for apparel design students mainly rely on hands-on product development training, including flat patternmaking and draping techniques. With a qualitative approach, this study collected data from a knit design project in an intermediate apparel design product development course at a southeastern US institution. The finding of the study suggests that apparel design students today are in need of effective and efficient spatial visualization techniques. The use of flat pattern sketching as ...


From The Closet To The Street, Mia (Mikyoung) Whang Jan 2018

From The Closet To The Street, Mia (Mikyoung) Whang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design submission is a street style look designed for consumers desiring sustainable and stylish street fashion. The dress emphasizes the design aspects of color, line, texture, asymmetric balance, and proportion. It is a three-piece ensemble created from remnant dark denim fabric from the school fashion closet and 100% silk fabrics naturally dyed with leftover cutch. The ensemble is comprised of a crop top made of 100% silk dupioni, a high-low tunic top of silk chiffon, and a midi-length, high-waisted denim skirt. Each piece can be coordinated with other garments, providing versatile options that reduce the need for additional dresses ...


Hybrid Comfort: 3d Printing Interwoven, Tianyu Cui, Lushan Sun Jan 2018

Hybrid Comfort: 3d Printing Interwoven, Tianyu Cui, Lushan Sun

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Under the concept of Maker Movement, apparel researchers and designers are exploring the potentials of three-dimensional printing (3DP) and seeking ways to take the advantages of 3DP and apply it to wearable products.

This design case study aimed to integrate 3DP textiles in a beach vest to allow new properties and functions to emerge with aesthetics, and explore the properties of 3D textiles by manipulating the structure of TPU materials using the FDM 3DP method.

The hybrid 3DP textile was developed by mimicking and integrating the structures of traditional woven and knitted fabrics, tried to take advantages of both fabrics ...


Visual Perception, Rachel Anderson, Sahand Abbasi Jan 2018

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 ...


Sourcing Fabrics For New Designs From Post-Consumer Textiles, Melanie Carrico Jan 2018

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 Jan 2018

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 ...


Love Postoperative Ecg Vest (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang Jan 2018

Love Postoperative Ecg Vest (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Ongoing cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in textile fibers, biomedical sensors, and wireless and mobile telecommunications integrated with telemedicine, aims at developing intelligent biomedical clothing (IBC). This project is attempt to find the solution of allergic and uncomfortable issues with normal clothing appearance. The high adhesiveness of current commercial hydrogel causes patients skin allergies and pruritus easily after wearing hydrogel for electrodes for a long time. Smart vest means make user tracking device invisible and wear it like user would with their everyday clothes.


Allelomorph, Jooyoung Shin Jan 2018

Allelomorph, Jooyoung Shin

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design project aimed to visualize the distinct dress-body relationship established in Eastern and Western cultures through a form of a single garment. At a glimpse, Allelomorph, consisting of a strapless dress and vest, appears to be in a perfect symmetry but there are a number of innovative design elements creating a subtle asymmetry within this design. First, each side panel of the vest made of 3D printed pieces was assembled in a different configuration, therefore it can be manipulated into different silhouettes (either more body-fitting or independent of the body). Secondly, there are vertical slits in different lengths dispersed ...


Athleisure Hanbok, Saemee Lyu Jan 2018

Athleisure Hanbok, Saemee Lyu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective of this study was to create a contemporary hanbok design satisfying both aesthetic and utilitarian design attributes for athleisure purposes by using recycled materials to encourage redesign used apparel products in attempts to reduce post-consumer textile wastes world-wide. This design was made using the materials from recycled activewear to meet the utilitarian purpose for the contemporary athleisure Eastern look. For aesthetic purpose, a complementary color scheme which is the distinguishing feature of hanbok is used. The design consists of a jacket and a tube dress with all pieces of the design made using parts of the recycled garments ...


Transformative Innovative Pattern Cutting And Draping, Colleen Moretz Jan 2018

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 ...


Fishy Finery, Casey R. Stannard, Fijul Kabir Jan 2018

Fishy Finery, Casey R. Stannard, Fijul Kabir

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There is an abundance of fish scales that go to landfills, but have possible applications for the apparel industry. Scales of black drum fish were used for acid blue 45 dye absorption from textile wastewaters. The purpose of this design was to achieve a more sustainable outcome for the wastewater dyed fish scales by utilizing them on a garment. The aesthetics of the fish scales served as the inspiration for the garment. The design began with an exploration of methods for applying the scales. An evening gown was created to demonstrate the beauty of the scales. Up-cycled fabrics including one ...


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 ...