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2pm, Jason Lin Nov 2016

2pm, Jason Lin

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design is to explore the relationship between gender stereotypes, gender expression, and gender identity within clothing. This garment, 2pm, is the first female garment of the collection, ANDROGYNE. The name 2pm represents a metaphor between gender and the cyclical nature of time. The “feminine” embodies the PM and the “masculine” embodies the AM. Both of these fluidly run into one another as time passes; each share the same positions on a clock. This metaphor attempts to step away from the idea of a gender binary. This is a piece that heavily borrows from male ...


Bizango, Myra Briley Nov 2016

Bizango, Myra Briley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"Bizango" was inspired by colorful Bizango warrior statues. The sculptures are human skeleton faces molded from clay and a stuffed body, so they almost look like scarecrows. Fabric is draped on the sculptures and the fabric is apparently randomly eased in at odd places and hand topstitched until the fabric fits taut against the form. The pleats look very free form and snake like. The technique was utilized for a portion of the design (the pant) while topping off the body form with a dichotomous tightly molded and loose fitting echo dyed drape. Blending inspiration from ancient body molded art ...


The Dead Of Winter-Shood Boucle Jacket, Ashley Lehnen Nov 2016

The Dead Of Winter-Shood Boucle Jacket, Ashley Lehnen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In a Post-Apocalyptic world resources are limited. The way civilization worked in the past no longer applies to the present. Every day is survival of the fittest and every night individuals go to bed appreciative they made it through one more day. My garment, "The Dead of Winter-Shood Boucle Jacket" is rooted in this concept. Sticking with the concept of modernizing Post-Apocalyptic costumes, it was important to emphasize the juxtaposition of hard and soft elements in this piece. I choose to make the jacket the soft element, having it composed of 100% double-faced wool boucle. On the outside of the ...


Cryophoenix, Emily Parrish, Peggy P. Quesenberry, Doris H. Kincade Nov 2016

Cryophoenix, Emily Parrish, Peggy P. Quesenberry, Doris H. Kincade

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Drawing on the imagery of two environmental documentaries, I designed my piece to look and feel as if a glacier were melting as well as to highlight the issues of plastic waste. Materials used for the “glacier” of the design were natural aluminum screen crimped to give a glacial or sculptured look. To hang the glacier on the model's back, a harness was configured from two sets of mounts created from four candy cane shaped pieces of Plexiglas. Plastic wire was created and used to tether the harness pieces together using plastic bottle cap spacers. The same wire ...


Mariposa, Rachel Anderson, Alicia Mcdonald Nov 2016

Mariposa, Rachel Anderson, Alicia Mcdonald

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The inspiration for "Mariposa" is Dia De Los Muertos. In this popular Latin celebration of life and those who have preceded us. It is believed that death neutralizes us all. In a physical world where what you have and how you look is overly emphasized, the skeleton is used as a canvas to mock the wealthy by dressing her in elaborate and rich ensembles and accessories. In creating this ensemble I utilized hand felting, laser cutting, stained glass, and free form stitching to create authentic textiles. The goal was to create pieces that are experimental, innovative, and couture despite limitations ...


Mummy, Myra Briley Nov 2016

Mummy, Myra Briley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"Mummy" was inspired by the rigid stiffness of mummies, metal armor, and the soft sculptures of Rosa Verloop. Verloop uses nylon stockings, pins and batting to create distorted human flesh. The purpose of this design was to explore mixed creative possibilities of nylon stockings as a medium and make a metal fabric with copperhead BBs. As a child, I was wowed by the beauty of my brother's copperhead BBs, and still loving copper, I chose to use copperhead BBs to give the head corset a metallic armor type look. All the BBs were individually knotted in beige hose and ...


Abyss, Maggie Prather, Jean Parsons Nov 2016

Abyss, Maggie Prather, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of the design process for Abyss was to create a wearable art piece that can be hung flat on the wall. My focus was to integrate the surface design into the garment in a manner that would be compelling as both a 2D wall hanging and a 3D wearable piece. For both surface and shape, I was inspired by icebergs, their colors, and their evolving forms. To create the effect of ice, water and the visual appearance of a melting and shifting surface, I began by creating an original painting with colors that went from pale to dark ...


Morning Tide, Rachel Kwong Nov 2016

Morning Tide, Rachel Kwong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Morning Tide is a look from a 6-piece collection called Temporal. The entire collection is inspired by the ocean tide and the life and beauty that the meeting of water and land creates. This inspired every aspect of my design, from the flowy, organic silhouette to the textures and colors. This particular design interprets the ambiance of the low, morning tide, invoking a soothing and tranquil feeling. In an industry that continues to pollute water with toxic synthetic dyes, this garment takes a different route. The wastewater from dyeing this garment will not be harmful to the environment because all ...


One Day In Spring, Li Liu Nov 2016

One Day In Spring, Li Liu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Digital textile printing and other technologies provide for a continually expanding rage of design possibilities (Campbell & Parsons, 2004). For example, scholar Tameka Ellington has used digital printing with leather to create wearable art pieces inspired by nature (Ellington, 2014). By understanding this past research of innovative fashion technologies, I wanted to contribute to future research and create a design utilizing these technologies while also using nature as inspiration. The purpose of the design was to create a wearable art piece representing a scene of a flower fairy in spring by using fashion technology and handcrafting. Using orchids as the visual ...


Totally Not Harley, Katherine Ta Nov 2016

Totally Not Harley, Katherine Ta

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design purpose of developing the movie character Harley Quinn was interestingly interpreted into the garments. The checkered patterns and bias stripes were all connected with each stripe, interweaving the pieces together to create the pattern. Horsehairs were used, and a petticoat was made to create the structured silhouette of the top and the bottom. The three colors and patterns were interestingly combined, creating the fun and mysterious look..


Burgundy Wool Coat With Laser Cut Details, Andie Gechtman Nov 2016

Burgundy Wool Coat With Laser Cut Details, Andie Gechtman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Burgundy Wool Coat with Laser Cut Details was designed for the mass market Fall/Winter 2017. Inspired by travel and an active lifestyle, practicality is a focus. The coat features deep front pockets for easy access to items, hidden zipper and welt pockets for security of belongings, a versatile zip-off hood and a center front two-way separating zipper. This functional, unique coat has modern and innovative elements. The pockets and hood are laser cut with an original plaid design, which is also quilted for added durability and aesthetics. Buttoned tabs on the sleeves and three toggles on the bust ...


Tiered Chromium, Elizabeth Kraidich Nov 2016

Tiered Chromium, Elizabeth Kraidich

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The goal of Tiered Chromium was to create a modern two-piece garment inspired by geometric and linear shapes. Three fabric manipulation techniques such as: caning, weaving, and applique were used to create geometric shapes and lines. Caning was used to make hexagonal shapes and was repeated in the applique design along with other geometric shapes. The weaving on the bodice's back and sleeves mimics the woven lines used to create the cane. Metallic colors of white, black, silver, and rose gold were used throughout the garment to add cohesiveness and sleekness to the design. Contrasting colors are used to ...


Plume, Olivia Fierro Nov 2016

Plume, Olivia Fierro

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by biomimicry, specifically by the octopus' curious nature, I treated my interest in the organism as a jumping off point to create the senior collection. I searched for the existence of the octopus' essence in other organisms and incorporated what I found into my collection. To create fluidity and volume within this first look, the top was composed of silk organza and features smooth stomach darts, similar to the lines of a corset, that release into a full bust. The pants, fitted at the waistline, are a solid color with a sweetheart cut to mimic the shape and starkness ...


Guo Poem, Weiwei Hong, Jean Parsons Nov 2016

Guo Poem, Weiwei Hong, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Guo Poem was created in response to an assigned design problem called Art (Wear) Off the Wall. The purpose was to develop a design that transitions from a wall art piece to a 3D wearable. My original inspiration for surface design was from the Metropolitan Museum exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, which included artifacts with Chinese elements. Addition research included other examples of Chinese calligraphy on cloth. I realized that Chinese characters have many different styles and some characters have a shape that might fit on the body. The character Guo in the Zhuan style was selected for the ...


Ivy, Myra Briley Nov 2016

Ivy, Myra Briley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"Ivy" was inspired by the villains in Pirates of the Caribbean. The Davy Jones' character drove my selection of design components, fabrications, and treatments. Designed as a mixture of various aquatic flora and fauna species, his head featured a cephalopod-like shape with octopus-like tentacles in an illusion of a thick beard. The interpretation became the basis of the skirt portion of the design. I also sought to perfect techniques of dying and finishing to present a uniquely crafted, inspired ensemble. The silt-like appearance of dirt and mold was presented through select dye materials and mordant agents. Blocks of corded channels ...


Harmony, Ching-Jo Lo Nov 2016

Harmony, Ching-Jo Lo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The dress, Harmony, symbolizes the cross-cultural influence in fashion to produce a pleasing effect. It showcased the blending of the past and present. The Chinese traditional fabrics of Hakka was used for this dress and with this traditional textile, the modern elements were embraced to Chinese characters like cut out in the back. Not only the traditional fabric is seen -- it is marvelously incorporated to the whole image. It is a fresh look on the ancient traditions. The value of the historical heritage is connected with the flow of time. The mix with the larger occupancy in the bottom part ...


Spindles Of Stardust, Sarah Blanke Nov 2016

Spindles Of Stardust, Sarah Blanke

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by spiral galaxies across the infinite universe, Spindles of Stardust was created to encompass the beauty and intricacy residing within the skies above -- details which we often overlook. From the gold thread woven through the brocade fabric of the bodice to the sparkling coils of gold embellishing the straps and belt, the design elements of a spiral galaxy are embodied. As single specs of stardust intertwine and extend from these galaxies, sixteen individual panels of gold and beige organza are joined together into a belted skirt. While the solid gold fabric serving as the underlay of the skirt is ...


Beaded Glory, Jasmine Burton Nov 2016

Beaded Glory, Jasmine Burton

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The process for this ensemble was inspired by design by Bob Mackie's beading techniques combined with research from a garment at a local historic costume collection and the use of my own design logo. I used part of my logo design to incorporate into the pattern on the front and back of jacket and pant pocket edging, which was all hand beaded. This cohesive suit is a reflection of Bob Mackie's extravagant design in the generous peplum and conspicuous embellishment.


From Within, Beth Yang Nov 2016

From Within, Beth Yang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This coat was designed for a Hmong American woman who wants bring her culture with her by never forgetting the people who brought her to where she is and wants to forever embrace her heritage. The coat is made of wool with vintage Hmong embroidered textile and faux leather details. The Hmong fabric is sun worn, stained and has uneven stitches, things usually considered defects, but here they are a celebration of history, and culture. The jacket features welt pockets, machine quilted lining, notched collar, and asymmetrical hem. The pattern was created using flat pattern and draping techniques. This coat ...


Santorini, Sirui Zhu Nov 2016

Santorini, Sirui Zhu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This look was inspired by the city of Santorini in Greece. The buildings in this city are very close together, almost like overlapping, have rectangular shapes and are painted in happy and bright colors. Also, the ocean proximity next to these buildings, the blue color of the water, fading from darker to lighter, inspired me to choose the color blocking technique. The challenge was to create a structured over garment inspired by such a destination, rather than a casual look. I decided to use color blocking with square shapes, so the added challenge was to sew perfect interior corners on ...


Contemporary Utilitarianism, Leo Margolis, Nicole Eckerson Nov 2016

Contemporary Utilitarianism, Leo Margolis, Nicole Eckerson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This project was designed to modernize and stylize workwear. By designing overalls that retain the function and practical characteristics of the workwear staple, while updating the fit and exaggerating proportions. Making it possible to create a fashionable post-modern aesthetic which still embodies the utilitarian purpose overalls serve. Several changes were made in updating the overalls linen was used rather than denim, excess ease to create a drop crotch, cuffing the pant hem with elastic, and exaggerating pocket and strap proportions. The oversized white t-shirt was made to complement but not overshadow the overalls, it simplifies the look to create a ...


The Poet, The Rebel, And The Wardrobe Coat, Tamara Sanchez Nov 2016

The Poet, The Rebel, And The Wardrobe Coat, Tamara Sanchez

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Drawing inspiration from surrealism and fantastical magical worlds like Narnia, I developed my junior collection titled "The Poet, the Rebel, and the Wardrobe." This jacket forms the focal point of the collection. From the front this coat appears to be a simple silhouette with a clean, structured fit but has back view that comes as a surprise. This garment features a layered capelet in back with a belted & pleated panel, side inseam pockets, a hidden button placket in front, stand collar, and a detachable faux fur stole with a customized faux leather belt attached. Made in a coordinating mix of ...


Devotion, Ingrid Ching Tsoi Nov 2016

Devotion, Ingrid Ching Tsoi

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The inspiration for this design comes from Pablo Picasso himself, and his painting The Seated Woman - 1938. This painting depicts one of his mistress's and what he saw in her, with the painting emphasizing aspects of her beauty. Through extreme detail this design was there to re-enforce what is so beautiful about women that often go overlooked and underrated, every individual feature on a woman is what makes her unique and stunning. This interpretation was to give the wearer the power to say there is so much about me that is beautiful and I want you to see it ...


Geo Queen, Sala White, Nikki Kujawa Nov 2016

Geo Queen, Sala White, Nikki Kujawa

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Statement Geo Queen is a 3D printed torso fashion accessory. The inspiration for this piece developed from an adoration of intricate accessories worn by royalty and mythological characters. Geo Queen is meant to be an eye catching fashion accessory that also communicates status. Historically, modes of adornment such as jewelry, and headgear have been used to communicate status and power. This piece is different from more traditional status symbols, such as crowns, due to the infusion of modernist/geometric design, and the use of a tech savvy method of creation. Geo Queen capitalizes upon color, shape, balance, and unity to ...


Unveil: Catelinda, Dee Dee Yang Nov 2016

Unveil: Catelinda, Dee Dee Yang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Utilizing minimalism and mute colors, and fabricated on natural fabrics such as linen and cotton blend, this ready-to-wear collection exhibits the transition from Winter to Spring. To carry out this transformation, the aspect of reversibility is used to unveil Spring colors from an overcast of Winter darkness. This collection, as well as the individual outfits, showcases aspects of sustainability that discusses quality and durability of the garment construction, and variability and transformability that challenge clothing waste. The outfit submission was named “Catelinda” after the combination of two model's name; it was designed to embody different senses of styles ...


Cephalopod, Olivia Fierro Nov 2016

Cephalopod, Olivia Fierro

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

While the colors and textures of this collection were inspired by the octopus's physical skin, the essence is inspired by the its way of living. The hope is for the wearer to flourish within their own skin, relax into their being, and rekindle their curiosity of life. I searched for the existence of the octopus' essence in other organisms and incorporated what I found into my senior collection. Vivacious life is inherently fragile, so throughout the collection protective shapes can also be seen within the looks. This design element is particularly strong in this second look, whose jacket was ...


The Concrete Jungle 1, Kelsey Kasom Nov 2016

The Concrete Jungle 1, Kelsey Kasom

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The creations are an extension from the person. Our hearts are protected by the ribs, and sealed with flesh. Our flesh covers our feelings and inner wounds. We can't see much of what is going on in someone's life from the outside, but from the inside it's a different story. In life we encounter storms, but if we work through our struggles; we can find the light in darkness. There is a necessity to adapt and struggle, which tends to produce a tougher, stronger person. I make use of leather as a second skin and fabric manipulations ...


Hi-Ro-Eh-Rok Blaction, Jennifer Kim Nov 2016

Hi-Ro-Eh-Rok Blaction, Jennifer Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This look is inspired by my artwork called, "Hi-ro-eh-rok," which consists of four paintings that each represents the feelings of happiness, anger, sorrow, and pleasure. This design mainly focuses on emotion of anger and sorrow. Originally the artwork was more colorful, however, black and gray tones are used throughout to emphasize the deep and dark feelings. The abstract faces showing emotions in the painting were transferred onto the fabric using low impact digital textile printing on organic cotton. During the process of transferring print from painting onto the fabric, the pattern was slightly altered to resemble camouflage to convey a ...


10, Carlos Ramirez Nov 2016

10, Carlos Ramirez

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Designed to be able to adapt, 010 reflects the idea that fashion should not be something that expires and disposable. This sustainability problem not only is present all across the fashion industry but also serves as a core value; clothing is design with the assumption it will become obsolete. 010 suggest a different way to perceive fashion in a more sustainable way. With the help of 32 hidden magnets and metal pieces strategically placed around the waist and hem, 010 is able to be worn in multiple ways and configurations. Also, by expanding the number of ways and times a ...


Free The Mind, Rachel Anderson, Donny Guerra Nov 2016

Free The Mind, Rachel Anderson, Donny Guerra

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The conceptual inspiration for "Free the Mind" was to capture the essence of the creative process and show the cognitive mental action taken by designers. Conveying this purpose through the manipulation of sustainable design materials and demonstrating an innovative way of creating a surface design technique. As designers we are funneled with ideas that flood our mind that we have to extrude and as such, I wanted to execute this through showing a direct connection to the destructive nature of a tornado, both abstractly and organically. This was achieved by gathering old sweaters and blouses and creating a new fabric ...