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Presenting A Retro Appearance Through Sewing For Oneself: Motivations And Methods, Charity Suzanne Armstead Jan 2018

Presenting A Retro Appearance Through Sewing For Oneself: Motivations And Methods, Charity Suzanne Armstead

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Retro sewers, defined for the purposes of this study as women who sew vintage-inspired or vintage-reproduction clothing for themselves for everyday use, are a group that has not previously been studied. Retro sewers represent a unique subset of the home sewing market that overlaps with the vintage clothing market. The purpose of this study was to understand the motivations and the methods for retro sewers and how their motivations and methods intersect. This study utilized a qualitative, grounded-theory approach with interviews as the primary data source. Eighteen retro sewers from English-speaking countries were recruited from the researcher’s personal network ...


The Impact Of Hair On African American Women’S Collective Identity Formation, Ashley R. Garrin, Sara B. Marcketti Dec 2017

The Impact Of Hair On African American Women’S Collective Identity Formation, Ashley R. Garrin, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The Black Pride and Power Movements of the 1960s and 1970s changed the aesthetic of the larger African American community, promoting self-affirmation and reclaiming African pride. As individuals engaged in the movement, they began to internalize new meanings and understandings of themselves, leading to self-transformation and collective identity that promoted the specific political ideology and agenda of the group. In this research, the lived experiences of African American women who were emerging adults (ages 18–25) during the Civil Rights Movement from 1960 to 1974 were examined, through in-depth interviews, to understand their experiences with wearing natural hairstyles during this ...


Mind-Body Transformations: Appearance And Yoga In The Hot Room, Denise Nicole Green Jan 2014

Mind-Body Transformations: Appearance And Yoga In The Hot Room, Denise Nicole Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Bikram’s hot yoga is a moving meditation—that is, a copyrighted series of 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises performed over 90 minutes in a “hot room” (40% humidity, 40 degrees Celsius). Yoga postures are called asanas, breath control is called pranayama, and yoga practitioners are called yogis.


Etiquette Of Dress: A Comparison Of 1960 And 2010, Mary Alice Castro, Marilyn R. Delong Jan 2014

Etiquette Of Dress: A Comparison Of 1960 And 2010, Mary Alice Castro, Marilyn R. Delong

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Virginia Postrel (2003) discusses aesthetic meaning from two aspects of authenticity: objective and subjective. ‘Objective’ is the ideal and is informed by a set of codified rules and guidelines, or “which elements are acceptable in which setting” without allowing for any individual interpretation (p.110).


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.


Constructing And Presenting The Self Through Private Sphere Dress: An Interpretive Analysis Of The Experiences Of Saudi Arabian Women, Wijdan Tawfiq, Jennifer Paff Ogle Jan 2013

Constructing And Presenting The Self Through Private Sphere Dress: An Interpretive Analysis Of The Experiences Of Saudi Arabian Women, Wijdan Tawfiq, Jennifer Paff Ogle

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In Saudi Arabia, women’s presentation of the self through dress is shaped to a large extent by setting and audience considerations. In the public sphere – anywhere outside of the home where women are in the presence of males who are not considered to be next of kin – Saudi women are required by law to veil. In contrast, in the private sphere – which encompasses women’s interactions in their homes, with other women, or with their next of kin – dress worn by Saudi women is open to individual choice and may include traditional Saudi styles (modest, long dresses with long ...


Fashioning Queer Bodies: Intersections Of Dress, Identity, And Anxiety For Queer Women, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Elaine Pedersen Jan 2013

Fashioning Queer Bodies: Intersections Of Dress, Identity, And Anxiety For Queer Women, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Elaine Pedersen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this research is to understand the relationship of dress and queer women, and how their sexual identity influences their appearance management behaviors without ignoring other subject positions such as class, race, ethnicity, location, age, and religion. Understanding queer women’s experiences with clothing is of benefit to society for promotion of equality. It is hoped this research will result in the reduction of discrimination.


Post-Modern Korean Wedding Dress, Jongeun Kim Jan 2013

Post-Modern Korean Wedding Dress, Jongeun Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The traditional Korean wedding dress design has been deconstructed to fit the needs of a global society. The nature of the Korean wedding dress style line is welcoming of most body types because of its unstructured form. Here, the original features of the traditional Korean dress are preserved as main components, such as high waistline, fullness of skirt, short bolero jacket and front opening while other aspects of design have been introduced to attract a global target market, such as changing the dress color from red and green to white, replacing front closure from tying ribbon to snap, adding ruffle ...


Collusion In The Castle, Helen Koo Jan 2013

Collusion In The Castle, Helen Koo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The dress is inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is located near forests and a crystalclear lake and was itself inspired by fairy tales. The castle embodies nineteenth century romanticism and is an excellent imitation of a medieval castle. I visited the castle several years ago, and I could not forget its beauty, which I decided to bring into a dress. The dress is made for women who wish to express their beauty; like these women, the dress can be classic, sporty, or sexy, depending on the wearer’s mood and circumstances.


Seams, Julia Simons Jan 2013

Seams, Julia Simons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This project shows the diversity and beauty of military parachutes as a form of art though clothing. The parachute was originally used for military services and was then recycled for other purposes. The potential wearer of this dress is a woman attending an elegant gala or a military ball.


American Imperialism At The 1904 World’S Fair: A Case Study Of Philippine Dress, Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff, Carl Kuttruff Jan 2013

American Imperialism At The 1904 World’S Fair: A Case Study Of Philippine Dress, Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff, Carl Kuttruff

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This research examines the role of dress of the Igorots, mountain peoples from the northern Philippine Islands, at the beginning of the twentieth century both within their own land and in the United States as a part of the 1904 World's Fair. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis, Missouri, has been described as the "Coronation of Civilization" (Rydell, 1984) and served as the cultural touchstone for the nation at that time.


Analysis Of College Girls And Fashion Proportion In Mademoiselle, 1960-1974, Bopeng (Pollyanna) Zhang, Yu Pu, Amanda Jorgensen, Sara Marcketti Jan 2013

Analysis Of College Girls And Fashion Proportion In Mademoiselle, 1960-1974, Bopeng (Pollyanna) Zhang, Yu Pu, Amanda Jorgensen, Sara Marcketti

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The period of the 1960s and 1970s was a transitional era characterized by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, ambiguous gender roles, and the increased use of recreational drugs (Rielly, 2003). It was also a time marked by great changes for women. The approval of the oral contraceptive pill, the 1963 release of The Feminine Mystique, and President John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, which spoke to gender inequality, ushered in a second-wave of feminism.


Textiles, Dress, And Fashion Museum Website Development: Strategies And Practices, Tekara Shay Stewart, Sara B. Marcketti Jan 2012

Textiles, Dress, And Fashion Museum Website Development: Strategies And Practices, Tekara Shay Stewart, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Museums' use of the Internet, including social networking sites, blogs, and virtual exhibits, can provide new and customized learning opportunities for regular and infrequent visitors. These technologies have the potential to assist museums in making their collections more accessible online, increasing public awareness, and broadening the museums' audiences. To better understand the strategies and practices of textiles, dress, and fashion museum website development, 11 museum professionals were interviewed to understand how websites benefited their museums. Challenges and solutions to creating and maintaining online presence, as well as recommendations for textiles, dress, and fashion museum professionals to consider when making their ...