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A Thematic Analysis Of The Material Culture Of Artwork Using Knit As An Artistic Medium, Rebecca Elaine Schuiling Dec 2013

A Thematic Analysis Of The Material Culture Of Artwork Using Knit As An Artistic Medium, Rebecca Elaine Schuiling

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This study provides insight and understanding into the artists who use knit as a medium to create art. In a historical context, knitting has had very specific purposes. Gradually, knits and knitting played an important role in a political sense at various points in history. Handcrafts in general surface as the focal point in several art movements. Knitting was included in only scant amounts within these art movements. The reasons for this are explored and illuminated in this thesis. I provide specific examples of contemporary artists who utilize knit materials as a medium, focusing on four pieces of artwork: City ...


Fashion Industry Professionals’ Viewpoints On Creative Traits And, Strategies For Creativity Development, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Caitlyn Kamm Dec 2013

Fashion Industry Professionals’ Viewpoints On Creative Traits And, Strategies For Creativity Development, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Caitlyn Kamm

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Through in-depth interviews, the study explored fashion industry professionals’ viewpoints, on creativity, focusing on traits of creative people and how creativity can be developed. Four creative, traits were identified, including different thought processes, determination, having an open mind, and, risk taking. About one-third of participants believed that creativity is innate, and therefore, some, people were born creative whereas others were not. Another third of participants maintained that, everyone has some creative potential that can be further developed. The remaining fashion, professionals distinguished artistic creativity from creative problem solving. Suggested strategies for, creativity enhancement and development included (1) practicing creative thinking ...


The Overgrowth, Kori Waldrup, Kate Carroll Feb 2013

The Overgrowth, Kori Waldrup, Kate Carroll

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This piece was created as an outcome of research on vertical gardening in fashion design for an undergraduate research project. The idea for the topic arose after observation of the growing trend of vertical gardening in home décor and urban landscaping. The purpose of this piece was to apply the research on vertical gardening and to observe the effect of different species of plants when planted on the body.


Time Trapped, Chasity Taylor, Sponsor Lalon Alexander Feb 2013

Time Trapped, Chasity Taylor, Sponsor Lalon Alexander

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

It is said that time never stops, the world continues, and life goes on. Butterflies develop through a process called metamorphosis. Sadly in today’s society the monarch is becoming extinct due to industrialization. My goal was to reflect this meaning of time with a unique approach by using different techniques and materials.


Naturally Refined Series: Rippled, Lushan Sun, Sherry Haar Feb 2013

Naturally Refined Series: Rippled, Lushan Sun, Sherry Haar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As our world becomes more polluted, sustainable approaches in various aspects of society are gaining popularity and attention. Slow design was proposed after the slow food movement to promote slowing down production processes and increasing product quality and keepsake value (Fletcher, 2008).


Queen For A Day, Casey Stannard Feb 2013

Queen For A Day, Casey Stannard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design was to visually represent the graceful wrought iron grillwork of the balconies which line the French Quarter in New Orleans and incorporate elements of historic dress worn by Mardi Gras queens.


Shibori Rain, Diana Sparks Feb 2013

Shibori Rain, Diana Sparks

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspiration for this design came during a torrential downpour in Hong Kong. The purpose of the design was to create a garment structure that would give form to the ideas of raindrops and waterfall which are inherent in the fabric surface design. The concept for the garment was a sculptural, cocktail-length, real dress that could be worn to an art or fashion gala event in an urban city in Asia, Europe or the United States.


Dandelion Field, Sherry Schofield Feb 2013

Dandelion Field, Sherry Schofield

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Within my creative design work, I have been focusing my energies on felting. It has many unique qualities, and the process of creating the felting is rewarding and relaxing. As I continue to work with the process, I keep trying new techniques. The goal of this design was to incorporate minimal waste techniques with the shrinking abilities of felt to create a design with controlled fullness, but just a single center back seam.


Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato Feb 2013

Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

To follow Akihiko Izukura’s zero waste philosophy and all natural dyeing process.


Byzantine Muse, Eulanda A. Sanders Feb 2013

Byzantine Muse, Eulanda A. Sanders

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Colors, such as gold, turquoise, brass and black, found in Byzantine art were the inspiration for Byzantine Muse. The primary goal was to design an evening gown that exuded the aesthetics, color wise of the time period.


Art Deco Delight, Paula B. Sampson Feb 2013

Art Deco Delight, Paula B. Sampson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Chrysler Building was analyzed for elements to be incorporated into the design. The distinctive crown of the building had many strong visual elements that could be translated into a garment. The notable elements were arches that repeated in diminishing sizes, the triangular windows inset into the arches, and the reflective surfaces. These were the selected elements.


Laser Sharp, Kelsey Reynolds Feb 2013

Laser Sharp, Kelsey Reynolds

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

My interest in architecture began to develop during my semester abroad in Rome, Italy. The Roman architecture, so dense with mystery, never ceased to stimulate wonder about the ancient design processes. I often found myself wondering how these renowned buildings have withstood the history of their existence.


The Emotions Of Rape, Kelly Reddy-Best Feb 2013

The Emotions Of Rape, Kelly Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Emotions of Rape was created to bring awareness to the amount of unreported rapes that occur in the United States. On average, 207, 754 people are raped or sexually assaulted every year, and only one in three instances are reported (Truman, 2011).


Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer Feb 2013

Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In spring 2012 the Fashion Design and Retailing faculty at Framingham State University and the MetroWest Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Framingham and Natick, Massachusetts, sponsored a student/alumni/faculty competition.


Spiral Rose, Jean L. Parsons Feb 2013

Spiral Rose, Jean L. Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Spiral Rose was created as part of ongoing research that uses historically informed analysis as a framework to examine current design practice. The larger research focus is an investigation of historic garments and patterns designed with only one or two pattern pieces.


Striped Robe, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman Feb 2013

Striped Robe, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The idea for the kaftan-like garment, titled Striped Robe, is the result of a presentation given by the designers at Duke University’s Nasher Museum in Durham NC, in conjunction with “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone sisters of Baltimore”. In fall of 2012, the codesigners were invited to give a presentation on the relationship between textile heiresses Claribel and Etta Cone, and the sisters’ patronage of Matisse and other emerging artists during the first half of the twentieth century.


Pixie Flower, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman Feb 2013

Pixie Flower, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective when designing this fully-fashioned garment, titled Pixie Flower, was to explore visual color mixing in electronic jacquard knitting. Visual color mixing was employed in this research to optimize the amount of colors that can be achieved with a four yarn color machine set up. In jacquard knitting, each additional yarn color adds time and cost to the product development process, due in part to yarn dyeing and the need for an additional yarn carrier for the knitting machine set-up.


Sustainable Couture, Kanupriya Pande Feb 2013

Sustainable Couture, Kanupriya Pande

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Nature is to nurture and by designing garments that bring us a step closer to the eco friendly and safe environment we contribute towards a sustainable planet and in turn mankind. The Slow Fashion movement is a unified representation of all the "sustainable", "eco", "green", and "ethical" fashion movements.


Lost In Beauty, Danielle Palmisano Feb 2013

Lost In Beauty, Danielle Palmisano

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An artist and a fashion designer are comparable; both create artistic works using talent to attain a vision. Artists and fashion designers utilize similar processes to achieve a final product such as; finding inspiration, producing sketches, and collecting materials and supplies. As a fashion student and as an artist, the two disciplines were combined to create Lost in Beauty.


Rue Saint-Jacques, Madison Palen-Michel Feb 2013

Rue Saint-Jacques, Madison Palen-Michel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

While attending the Paris American Academy in Paris, France, last summer, I had the chance to learn from some of the best professors who had once worked side by side with Madame Grès learning and perfecting her techniques. During my time there I studied many different couture techniques which I was then able to use in the completion of a Madame Grès inspired gown.


Grand Canyon Waterfall, Belinda T. Orzada Feb 2013

Grand Canyon Waterfall, Belinda T. Orzada

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Use of natural dyes provides an opportunity for apparel designers to expand the creative process and follow the unknown. Exploring new dyestuff and dye techniques provides creative problems to solve. The purpose of this design was to explore a socially responsible and sustainable dye technique and utilize the resulting fabric in a design that would connect to the natural environment and provide a statement of social responsibility.


Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel Feb 2013

Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Where is the fashion industry going? While the mountains of trash are piling up the fashion industy is focused on producing more at lower costs to make higher profits. This dress is done as a commentary on this industry where the craft is close to lost and the business is in focus. There are many reasons why the craft could be a way to a more sustainable fashion industry.


Báthory, Greta Ohaus Feb 2013

Báthory, Greta Ohaus

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The title to this piece references Countess Elizabeth Báthory, known as the Blood Countess, who was rumored to bathe in the blood of virgins to remain beautiful and youthful, the epitome of the sin of vanity.


Cilia, Kristen Morris Feb 2013

Cilia, Kristen Morris

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Textural and tactile, the jacket design “Cilia” explores conversations of the senses. The surface of the jacket is dimensional, offering play in the movement of each individual cilia-like felt tab. Cilia are finger-like organelles within some cells in the human body. Identical in structure to flagella, they line the surfaces of certain of our cells where they beat in rhythmic waves. They are an important part of many of our organs including eyelashes, the inner nose, and our digestive system.


Belle Curves, Colleen Moretz Feb 2013

Belle Curves, Colleen Moretz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspiration for this design was derived from Balenciaga’s statement: “A couturier must be: An architect for design, A sculptor for shape, A painter for colours, …” Fashion design follows a similar process as an architect: planning, designing, and constructing of form by the creative manipulation of material; as an sculptor: producing works of art in three dimensions; and as a painter: applying color to create an aesthetically pleasing composition.


Memory Marks, Erin M. Monfort-Nelson Feb 2013

Memory Marks, Erin M. Monfort-Nelson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The intent of the textile hanging, Memory Marks, was to reveal a theme of “cultural transition and loss” through the use of textile surface design. The societal mood of WWII Japan was conveyed through simplicity of color, form, and mark making; rather than more explicit graphic elements often relied upon in surface design.


A Rainy Day In The City, Lauren Michelakis Feb 2013

A Rainy Day In The City, Lauren Michelakis

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

My passion for traveling, photography, watercolor painting, and textile design were fused together to create my piece titled, “A Rainy Day in the City.” From a distinct memory of my first, rainy day in Paris, France, I created a watercolor painting based on my photographs. I captured the colors in the moment of the atmosphere that surrounded me by emphasizing the reflections of the buildings onto the water.


Tucked In Mourning Blue, Samantha Lurio, Alphonso Mcclendon Feb 2013

Tucked In Mourning Blue, Samantha Lurio, Alphonso Mcclendon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Tucked in Mourning Blue commenced from a visual study of Christian Dior’s 1947 Tourterelle and 1948 Diamant Noir dresses that utilized folds and pleats of fabric to create volume, texture, and movement.


Crystal Black Feather Gown, John Lin Feb 2013

Crystal Black Feather Gown, John Lin

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This dress was the finale piece in the first annual “Big Hair Ball” fashion show, produced to raise funds for a local family service organization. The inspiration for the design came from trying to make the biggest dress.


I Plus Nature In A Nested Society, Young-A Lee, Gi Young Kwon Feb 2013

I Plus Nature In A Nested Society, Young-A Lee, Gi Young Kwon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by the dynamism of our daily life in a nested society and our hope to live with nature, we explored the use of unconventional, utility materials to convey the images of our interwoven society and our wish for going back to nature into this design. Design motifs were came from various shapes and movements of leaves and crystal beads were applied to provide additional interest and depth of the design.