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Wakanda: A Visual Study In Structural And Surface Textile Design Via The Black Panther Movie, Eulanda A. Sanders Jan 2018

Wakanda: A Visual Study In Structural And Surface Textile Design Via The Black Panther Movie, Eulanda A. Sanders

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The phenomenon of The Black Panther, the movie, the first 2018 release of the Marvel Comics cinematic franchise, has grossed $631 million as of March 25th, 2018 (Rubin, 2018). The movie, branded as a cultural phenomenon, creating a sense of pride among Black people globally, is also a visual feast for textile artists and designers. Throughout the move, the characters are swathed in a variety of textiles created via various structural and surface textile design techniques. The costume design team, led by Ruth E. Carter, not only created a visual menagerie of apparel that harkened back to textile techniques ...


Mother's Desire, Damilola Fasinu, Colleen Moretz Jan 2018

Mother's Desire, Damilola Fasinu, Colleen Moretz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design originated from the investigation of the pre-colonial printing of Adinkra cloth of the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, West Africa. Adinkra clothes are hand printed using indigo dye. The Adinkra symbols on the cloth are used to express people’s thought and feelings. The Adinkra symbols used for this design express the designer’s desires for her child’s journey in life and were arranged on the cloth to create the map of Africa. The cloth was designed using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The process evolved from a dress that transforms from a strapless bulb shaped dress of contrasting ...