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Sins Against Our Soles: The Morality And Hygiene Of Nineteenth-Century Women's Shoes, Nicole Rudolph Mar 2019

Sins Against Our Soles: The Morality And Hygiene Of Nineteenth-Century Women's Shoes, Nicole Rudolph

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research

Our understanding of the Victorian woman has long centered around the idea of the “Angel in the House,” made famous by Coventry Patmore’s 1854 poem. This mythical ideal to which a middle-class woman should endeavor can be found in endless numbers of nineteenth-century texts and has become an oft-referenced concept in modern historiography. Representations of the attributes of the ideal woman circulated widely in society, pictured in etiquette books, medical journals, and especially advertisements. They were an ever-present reminder to women of the social norms governing their roles and life trajectories. As consumers, women were responsible for the presentation ...


Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts Feb 2018

Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project is the beginning of what I intend to be a larger, evolving work that seeks to marry the theoretical with the practical when considering fashion objects that have “served their purpose”. The object at the project’s focal point: a worn out pair of blue jeans. My particular focus on jeans is based on the fact that they, alongside the t-shirt, are one of the most ubiquitous and commonly owned pieces of clothing for people all over the world. This wardrobe staple transcends age, race, and class, as it occupies an iconic status that has made them invulnerable ...


She Has Good Jeans: A History Of Denim As Womenswear, Marisa S. Bach Jan 2018

She Has Good Jeans: A History Of Denim As Womenswear, Marisa S. Bach

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano Dec 2017

Embracing Bacterial Cellulose As A Catalyst For Sustainable Fashion, Luis Quijano

Senior Honors Theses

Bacterial cellulose is a leather-like material produced during the production of Kombucha as a pellicle of bacterial cellulose (SCOBY) using Kombucha SCOBY, water, sugar, and green tea. Through an examination of the bacteria that produces the cellulose pellicle of the interface of the media and the air, currently named Komagataeibacter xylinus, an investigation of the growing process of bacterial cellulose and its uses, an analysis of bacterial cellulose’s properties, and a discussion of its prospects, one can fully grasp bacterial cellulose’s potential in becoming a catalyst for sustainable fashion. By laying the groundwork for further research to be ...


Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West May 2017

Eco-Cosplay: Upcycling As A Sustainable Method Of Costume Construction, Sarah West

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

This research addresses sustainability in the apparel industry from the specific perspective of repurposing materials for use in costume development. Repurposing discarded materials, also referred to as upcycling, is examined as a viable approach to waste management and evaluated for its impact on sustainability in apparel and textile production, especially in relation to costume development. Current issues in sustainability in the apparel industry that are a focus for this research include waste from production as well as post-consumer waste. The project includes the design and construction of two costume pieces based on a style of costume known as cosplay ...


The Sustainable Future Of The Modern Fashion Industry, Zhanna Kutsenkova May 2017

The Sustainable Future Of The Modern Fashion Industry, Zhanna Kutsenkova

Honors Theses and Capstone Projects

Sustainable fashion is a recent movement within the fashion industry that aims to reduce textile waste and environmental depletion while increasing ethical treatment of workers; the goal is to slow down the global production and consumption process in order to form an industry that will be more sustainable in the long run. Along with the development of more socially and eco-conscious production and marketing practices, there is still room for the sustainable fashion movement to grow beyond its current scope. With the support of growing information networks and brand transparency consumers will be better equipped than ever before to make ...


[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 ...


Material Innovation Oct 2016

Material Innovation

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Science and design have never been closer, with innovative textiles and other materials changing the way we think about garments and fashion.


Law Library Blog (July 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jul 2016

Law Library Blog (July 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Dress And Womanhood Of Ancient Rome, Eliza Burbano Jun 2016

Dress And Womanhood Of Ancient Rome, Eliza Burbano

Honors Theses

Fashion transcends its own role of imagery, as it becomes the medium through which individuals express their place in society. Fashion history would not consider the ancient world as part of the history of the discipline. Nevertheless, the function of dress in ancient cultures like that of Rome has definitely helped shape social hierarchies that are still present today. Clothing structured Roman society deeply, just as class, race, and sexuality did. Scholar Kelly Olson (2002) defines the function of clothing as part of a sign system. This study argues that dress in ancient Rome goes beyond this idea, in that ...


Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani Jan 2016

Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Fashion is a device with which the perception of one’s appearance is manipulated. It is a device that is used across all cultures to identify, symbolize, isolate, and appropriate. It is figuratively and literally woven into the fabric of humankind as a whole. Fashion has the ability to reinforce gender or create dissonance within it through androgynous silhouettes. It can express strength and confidence or emphasize vulnerability.

Through this study, the use of specific studio lighting techniques accentuates design elements of a highly curated collection of avant-garde, 21st century garments. Drape, texture, form, and luster are but a ...


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 ...


Visual Rhetoric: Significance And Application To Fashion And Dress Scholarship, Genna Reeves-Dearmond Jan 2013

Visual Rhetoric: Significance And Application To Fashion And Dress Scholarship, Genna Reeves-Dearmond

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Numerous scholars have emphasized the importance of theory related to the advancement of scholarly endeavors within the clothing and textile discipline. The development of theory related to visual rhetoric (VR) represents an interdisciplinary approach that can be applied to fashion and dress (FD) scholarship. Though not a conventional theory with which to examine FD, VR is a valid perspective with which to analyze the symbolic processes by which FD perform communication.


Identifying Apparel Attributes: The Relationship Between Risks, Perceived Copyright Infringement And Purchase Intention Of Knockoff Fashion Apparel Products, Kelly Meal, Dee K. Knight, Haejung Kim, Janie Stidham Jan 2013

Identifying Apparel Attributes: The Relationship Between Risks, Perceived Copyright Infringement And Purchase Intention Of Knockoff Fashion Apparel Products, Kelly Meal, Dee K. Knight, Haejung Kim, Janie Stidham

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The success of fast fashion retailers has some industry leaders calling for copyright protection for apparel and closely aligned fashion products (Cline, 2012). Establishing criteria to determine what constitutes apparel copyright infringement is extremely difficult, as few designs are completely original (Raustiala & Sprigman, 2006). Apparel attributes are pertinent to purchase intention of fashion apparel and could influence perceived copyright infringement of knockoff fashion apparel products. The primary purpose of this study was to identify prominent visual fashion apparel attributes that could determine perceived copyright infringement. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationships among fashion apparel attributes, perceived copyright infringement, perceived risk, and purchase intention of knockoff fashion apparel. Researchers have identified apparel attribute factors including: Quality (Wee, Tan, & Cheok, 1995), appearance (Abraham-Murali & Littrell, 1995; Zhang, Li, Gong, and Wu, 2002), aesthetics (Abraham-Murali & Littrell, 1995) and functionality (Zhang, et al., 2002).


Fashion Digital Products: Rethinking Product Categories And Characteristics, Hyunjooo Im, Hye-Young Kim Jan 2013

Fashion Digital Products: Rethinking Product Categories And Characteristics, Hyunjooo Im, Hye-Young Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The fashion industry has witnessed drastic changes over the past few years. Technological development sparked innovations in many areas such as new production processes, marketing communications, virtual experiences on digital devices, etc. Much interest was concentrated on new technological advances in digital retail channels and consumer experiences (e.g., virtual fitting room) (e.g., Fiore & Jin, 2003) or on the process of design and/or production (e.g., mass-customization, co-design) (e.g., Ulrich, Anderson-Connell, & Wu, 2003).


Mother/Daughter Relationships And Fashion Influences, Jessica L. Kestler, V. Ann Paulins Jan 2013

Mother/Daughter Relationships And Fashion Influences, Jessica L. Kestler, V. Ann Paulins

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Consumers are influenced in their fashion styles in a variety of ways (Bertrandias & Goldsmith, 2006). They often talk to each other, and seek and give opinions. Opinion leadership and opinion seeking are recognized as among the most important word-of-mouth influences on product sales and brand choice (Behling, 1992; Bertrandias & Goldsmith, 2006). Conversely, opinion seekers typically have less interest in and knowledge of products (such as fashion) than opinion leaders and; therefore as consumers, they seek information and advice from opinion leaders (Goldsmith & Clark, 2008).


“Sprezzatura”: The Influence Of Studied Nonchalance On Fashion, Jongeun Rhee Jan 2013

“Sprezzatura”: The Influence Of Studied Nonchalance On Fashion, Jongeun Rhee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A Italian term, Sprezzatura is often translated into “nonchalance” (Castiglione, 1959). Renaissance aristocrat, Baldassare Castiglione, first introduced the concept of “Sprezzatura” in his book Il Cortegiano (1528). In his work, Castiglione defined successful qualities of ideal Renaissance gentlemen through dialogue between courtiers and ladies sitting around the Duchess of Urbino for four evenings.


Identifying Apparel Attributes: The Relationship Between Risks, Perceived Copyright Infringement And Purchase Intention Of Knockoff Fashion Apparel Products, Kelly Meal, Dee K. Knight, Haejung Kim, Janie Stiham Jan 2013

Identifying Apparel Attributes: The Relationship Between Risks, Perceived Copyright Infringement And Purchase Intention Of Knockoff Fashion Apparel Products, Kelly Meal, Dee K. Knight, Haejung Kim, Janie Stiham

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The success of fast fashion retailers has some industry leaders calling for copyright protection for apparel and closely aligned fashion products (Cline, 2012). Establishing criteria to determine what constitutes apparel copyright infringement is extremely difficult, as few designs are completely original (Raustiala & Sprigman, 2006). Apparel attributes are pertinent to purchase intention of fashion apparel and could influence perceived copyright infringement of knockoff fashion apparel products. The primary purpose of this study was to identify prominent visual fashion apparel attributes that could determine perceived copyright infringement. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationships among fashion apparel attributes, perceived copyright infringement, perceived risk, and purchase intention of knockoff fashion apparel. Researchers have identified apparel attribute factors including: Quality (Wee, Tan, & Cheok, 1995), appearance (Abraham-Murali & Littrell, 1995; Zhang, Li, Gong, and Wu, 2002), aesthetics (Abraham-Murali & Littrell, 1995) and functionality (Zhang, et al., 2002).


Beyond Fashion: Fiber And Fashion Art By Vincent Quevedo, Vincent Quevedo Jan 2011

Beyond Fashion: Fiber And Fashion Art By Vincent Quevedo, Vincent Quevedo

Kent State University Museum

No abstract provided.


The Costume Design For A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Phyllis Vancleave May 1980

The Costume Design For A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Phyllis Vancleave

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The procedures taken in designing and constructing the costumes for Western Kentucky University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was presented on November 13-19, 1979, were examined in retrospect to (1) the approach (2) the process and construction and (3) the evaluation. In establishing an approach for the production, considerations presented were title implications, thematic concept, historical periods, character sources, and the director’s notes. Solutions arrived at comprised a style suggestion, design/plot emphasis, color organization, texture contrasts, and line direction. In developing the design process and construction procedures, steps outlined were the preparations prior to ...


Summary Of Five Garments Created, Elisabeth Shaw Jan 1974

Summary Of Five Garments Created, Elisabeth Shaw

Honors Theses

The following garments were made for my family as Christmas gifts. They were created to be my honors project for Fall, 1974. Besides containing hard work, imagination, and love, I have created something that can be used and appreciated for years to come.

Personality and taste of the person were taken into consideration as I made the gift. The materials and patterns were selected in relation to how much wear these garments would receive.

The gifts include: 1. An eyelet apron trimmed in pink; 2. An eyelet apron trimmed in blue; 3. A blue velour robe; 4. A cranberry velour ...


Honors Project: A Tailored Suit, Pauletta Flowers Jan 1973

Honors Project: A Tailored Suit, Pauletta Flowers

Honors Theses

When I began thinking about starting my honors project, I came up with several ideas but the one that interested me most was the making of a tailored garment. My major is home economics so I thought this would be a good experience for me and a good time to learn something new. I liked the idea that I could work on my own and at my own speed, and could make appointments with Mrs. Elledge when convenient for both of us.

I have made garments before but I've never taken on such a large project or as detailed ...


Design And The Woman, Sharon Kluck Jan 1971

Design And The Woman, Sharon Kluck

Honors Theses

Woman is a unique and almost mystic creature. Her role in society is limited only by her dreams and desires. One important aim in a woman's life is to appear her best at all times. By careful selection and a proper foundation in the art of clothing, she is well on her way to accomplishing her goal. With a thorough knowledge of her own physical characteristics and a few basics in the fundamental elements of design, the lady may be creative in applying these guides to her own needs. Each piece of clothing can be a delightful reflection of ...