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Costume Design For "Life Is A Dream" By Pedro Calderon De La Barca, Kelsey Looney May 2019

Costume Design For "Life Is A Dream" By Pedro Calderon De La Barca, Kelsey Looney

Theses and Dissertations

The following thesis explains the process used to create and implement the costume design for the production of Life is a Dream produced at the University of Arkansas in the spring of 2018. In this thesis I will detail the process of moving from research, to renderings, to finished costumes. This design process includes a script analysis, inspiration collages, portrait gallery, sketches, renderings, production photographs, and an assessment of the success of the process overall.


Costume Design For Qui Nguyen’S She Kills Monsters, Tanner Neal Mcalpin May 2019

Costume Design For Qui Nguyen’S She Kills Monsters, Tanner Neal Mcalpin

Theses and Dissertations

The following thesis details the process of creating costume designs and implementing them in the production of She Kills Monsters which was produced at the University of Arkansas Black Box Theatre in the Fall of 2018. Throughout this thesis I will explain how the costumes went from initial research and conversations with the director to the final products on the stage. The account of this includes an analysis of the script, collages of photos used for inspiration, portrait gallery, research, rough sketches, renderings with fabric swatches, production photos, and my evaluation of the process as a whole.


Costume Design For Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Melissa Rooney Jan 2019

Costume Design For Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Melissa Rooney

Theses and Dissertations

The following thesis explains the process used to create the costume design for the production of Macbeth produced at the University of Arkansas Global Campus Theatre in the Spring of 2019. Throughout this thesis, I will explain the process by which the costumes went from initial research ideas to sketches and colored renderings and finally to fully realized three dimensional costumes. The design process included in this thesis includes an analysis of the play, inspirational collage, portrait gallery, research, renderings, production images, and an evaluation of the overall process.


[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes Jan 2017

[Rebelution 17]: Gender Bender, Francesca Louise Inocentes

Scripps Senior Theses

Fashion embodies what is accepted and valued in a given culture or society and empowers individuals by building self-confidence, enabling them to express themselves authentically through their bodies and garments. The gender binary, perpetuated by the mainstream fashion industry, marginalizes individuals who do not conform to it. In Rebelution 17, I utilize clothing design and photography to empower and liberate individuals who do not conform to the standards of beauty in regards to gender identity and acceptability. The finished works are featured in a Lookbook – a digital and physical collection of photographs used to market fashion – designed to promote awareness ...


Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander Dec 2014

Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander

Theses & Dissertations

Fashion embroidery has been an integral part of high fashion since before King Louis XV of France in the 18th century. Upon the development of haute couture in France, a professional fashion embroidery industry arose to serve the needs of the new high fashion designers. Despite significance of professional embroidery in high fashion, there is little documentation of the history of the fashion embroidery industry. Particularly scarce is information about the professional embroiderers working in the industry. The purpose of this qualitative study was to capture the life stories of the people working in the modern fashion embroidery industry in ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Modern Zen, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Modern Zen, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the concept of Zen and asymmetry. The Enso, or Zen circle, brush painting illustrates the concept of imperfection and dynamic beauty that generates interest. This garment attempts to capture a balance of asymmetrical incompleteness.


Magnetism, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Magnetism, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the concept of magnetism and symmetry. Magnetism, defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary, is the ability to attract or charm.


Catamaran, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Catamaran, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the traditional origami catamaran; a basic boat often used as a child’s toy. I wanted to create a garment that captures the simple elegance found in origami. The garment features an hourglass silhouette, accented with notches in the neckline and two asymmetric peplums.


Peace, Jasmine Kornel Jan 2013

Peace, Jasmine Kornel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

I began with the idea of attempting to create a pattern in the neighborhood of an ikat with no visible pictorials through crocheting wool roving. The goal was to fabricate a semi-consistent pattern that wouldn't compete with the effect of the natural texture of the roving after it has been crocheted.


Power, Justice And Faith: Using Environmental And Autobiographical Design Psychology In Garment Creation, Laura Kane Jan 2013

Power, Justice And Faith: Using Environmental And Autobiographical Design Psychology In Garment Creation, Laura Kane

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In her book “Some Place like Home” Dr. Toby Israel (2003) writes of adapting environmental design psychology to include autobiographically designed interiors. “Environmental psychology combines the study of the psych with that of environmental components.” (Kopec, 2006, p. xv)


Gaudi Glass, Tracy Jennings Jan 2013

Gaudi Glass, Tracy Jennings

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of Gaudi Glass was to explore the stained glass creations of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi and use his work as inspiration for fashion design. Gaudi was noted for incorporating organic, curvilinear shapes in his architecture and in ironwork, ceramics, and stained glass.


Fun With Stripes, Tracy Jennings Jan 2013

Fun With Stripes, Tracy Jennings

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of Fun With Stripes is to use the inherent qualities of the striped fabric to create a unique textile design that would inspire the garment design. The one inch, even stripe both constrained and drove the design process, and it allowed for experimentation into miters, angles, and seaming.


Sunflower Saddened, Sherry Haar Jan 2013

Sunflower Saddened, Sherry Haar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

My design scholarship explores applications of natural dyes on textiles. This particular garment is the result of experimenting with sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii) and an iron modifier. Sunflower heads typically yield an acidic yellow-green color when extracted as a dye; however, the addition of iron to the dye bath 'saddens' or grays the color toward a muted green.


Mosaic Dance, Elizabeth Enoch Jan 2013

Mosaic Dance, Elizabeth Enoch

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Parisian fashions of the Impressionist period are mirrored in this garment’s gracious silhouette. The asymmetric dance of color winding around the wearer is comprised of almost 2,000 bits of charmeuse, mimicking the bold brush strokes and color palette of the Impressionist art by which it was inspired.


Structured Elegance, Nicole Eckerson, Barbara Frazier Jan 2013

Structured Elegance, Nicole Eckerson, Barbara Frazier

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Justification for my research was to illustrate use of advanced couture sewing methods. The application of couture methods will enable me to educate others on couture sewing and to sustain the practice and use of such techniques.


A Vision Of Lights, Patricia Clariza Jan 2013

A Vision Of Lights, Patricia Clariza

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

For this dress, whimsical nature escapes and twinkling lights inspired me. This romantic vision would be personified as a glowing pale pink gown to adorn any effervescent young lady.


Master And Commander, Erin Cahill Jan 2013

Master And Commander, Erin Cahill

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design is a queer reading of the past, a combination of Victorian styling, military aggression and lurid fetish alter the lens through which we view history. The military, lauded as a beachhead of heteronormative values, is instead reexamined hybridized with the Victorian period and its strange contrast of decadence and propriety.


Turtle Turtle, Jody Aultman Jan 2013

Turtle Turtle, Jody Aultman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Digital printing is a unique method designers use to bring designs to life. It is cleaner with less environmental issues involved as apposed to hand dyeing and stamping. I wanted to create a piece of wearable art using digital printing technology that would be visually stunning with depth and dimension.


Flower Power, Jody Aultman Jan 2013

Flower Power, Jody Aultman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Traditional quilting has been a large influence most of my life. In the past few years, contemporary quilting and art quilting has become a large part of my work. Analyzing the hippy generation of the late 1960s inspired the quilted coat “Flower Power.” The coat that was created serves a duel purpose; it is wearable art as well as wall art.


Fight Or Flight, Adrienne Anderson Jan 2013

Fight Or Flight, Adrienne Anderson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As a graduate student with a background in literature and creative writing, I offer a unique perspective to designing a garment. My process includes experimentation with fabric and sketching, but to this I add the development of a concept. I relate this to writing a paper or story surrounding a central theme. Every element of the project must work within that theme, or it is not cohesively conceived.


Integrating Textile Design In Apparel Construction Through A Joint-Class Project, Kathryn Eason, Angela Dial Jan 2013

Integrating Textile Design In Apparel Construction Through A Joint-Class Project, Kathryn Eason, Angela Dial

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Textile and textile design choices are integral to the apparel design process. Faculty observed that students struggled with integrating fabric choice into the primary stages of design development and research. In Flat Pattern, students complete fully developed designs, from initial research to finished garment.


Out Of This World: A University Partnership Model For Functional Clothing Design, Lucy E. Dunne, Cory Simon Jan 2013

Out Of This World: A University Partnership Model For Functional Clothing Design, Lucy E. Dunne, Cory Simon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

University collaborations with external partners can be difficult to initiate, especially in early-stage or emerging topics. External collaborators may be reluctant to commit the level of funding required to ensure that the topic is given adequate attention, and low-stakes mechanisms are relatively rare. Here, we present a successful model for collaboration between universities and NASA, which uses existing project-based coursework as a vehicle for exploration of emerging topics. This model leverages existing structures, reducing the financial and intellectual commitment of both University and NASA research partners, and facilitating pilot investigations for exploration of potential areas for more in-depth research. We ...


The Central Role Of Product Beauty In Consumers’ Neuropsychological Response To The Design Of Hedonic And Utilitarian Products, Veena Chattaraman, Hyejeong Kim, Gopikrishna Deshpande Jan 2013

The Central Role Of Product Beauty In Consumers’ Neuropsychological Response To The Design Of Hedonic And Utilitarian Products, Veena Chattaraman, Hyejeong Kim, Gopikrishna Deshpande

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Aesthetic experience and preference is not a unitary phenomenon, and is the result of affective and cognitive elements (Di Dio & Gallese, 2009). Affective response refers to the feelings and emotions experienced when interacting with or observing an object (Yeung & Wyer, 2004). Cognitive response includes the mental categorization of the product as well as productrelated beliefs such as quality, durability, and ease of use (Bloch, 1995). While studies have examined how different properties of the object contribute to perceptions of product beauty, the influence of these perception in subsequent affective and cognitive responses of consumer has been left unexamined.