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Water Prism, Callie Norment Shikles, Jean Parsons Nov 2015

Water Prism, Callie Norment Shikles, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Water Prism was designed to take advantage of fold lines seen in some origami shapes and to combine it with digital printing to develop surface design engineered to correspond to the 3D shape.


Pleat Perspectives, Amanda Smith, Jean Parsons Nov 2015

Pleat Perspectives, Amanda Smith, Jean Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this research was to explore the importance of pleats in fashion, to identify the methods, uses, history, and design possibilities of pleats, and then to create a design based on one of the many pleat inspirations.


Wearing The Story, Kirsten Stroven, Janice Haynes Nov 2015

Wearing The Story, Kirsten Stroven, Janice Haynes

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An examination of Elizabethan designs from the Renaissance period, combined with the contemporary focus on apparel sustainability inspired the design context. The concept was to upcycle a vintage book into a wearable art theatrical gown incorporating Elizabethan elements.


Always, Sara Sybesma, Sandra Keiser Nov 2015

Always, Sara Sybesma, Sandra Keiser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The glamour of classic vintage brides was the inspiration for this bridal gown. The gown was created with the idea that it would be a classic piece that transcends through time.


Travel To My Memory, Nhi Tran, Seoha Min Nov 2015

Travel To My Memory, Nhi Tran, Seoha Min

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Personal perception of beauty always changes over time. The repetitive circle of adopting the new thoughts and replacing the old ones is a natural process of human being.


Dove, Pa Kou Vang, Sandra Keiser Nov 2015

Dove, Pa Kou Vang, Sandra Keiser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by Vera Wang’s timeless wedding dresses, Dove was designed to bestow grace and elegance on a bride’s special day.


Finale, Kara Walker, Traci Lamar Nov 2015

Finale, Kara Walker, Traci Lamar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Using the elements of color, composition, texture, and luster, “finale” designed with the purpose of creating a bold and bright impact on viewers by using saturated colors with the addition of small touches of gold.


Change. Work. Persevere, David Wild, Susan Ashdown Nov 2015

Change. Work. Persevere, David Wild, Susan Ashdown

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design of this outfit is inspired by historic Japanese farmers’ clothing. The jacket is made from raw Japanese denim.


Enslaved, Morgan Wilkins, Jane Porterfield Nov 2015

Enslaved, Morgan Wilkins, Jane Porterfield

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

My garment is inspired by the works of Jacob Lawrence during the Harlem Renaissance. The mood he created with his art, by using bold colors and geometric shapes, was one that allowed others to empathize and understand the experiences of specific time periods throughout African American history.


Diagonal Paine, Carolyn Wooden, Su Kyoung An Nov 2015

Diagonal Paine, Carolyn Wooden, Su Kyoung An

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The inspiration for this dress was a stained glass window in an old church and how it was constructed.


Reading Is Cool: The Benefits Of Organizing A Student Reading Group, Ashley Hasty Nov 2015

Reading Is Cool: The Benefits Of Organizing A Student Reading Group, Ashley Hasty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce how a student reading group can be implemented at various colleges and universities in curricular and co-curricular programs while also meeting important and universal learning objectives. More importantly, the purpose of this presentation is to unite reading groups across the country in hopes for a larger conversation amongst diverse students across apparel and textile disciplines.


Redesigning Medical Uniforms In A Junior Level Collaborative Studio, Injoo Kim, Brooke Brandewie Nov 2015

Redesigning Medical Uniforms In A Junior Level Collaborative Studio, Injoo Kim, Brooke Brandewie

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this Collaborative Studio was focused holistically on the intersection of effective problem-solving skills including in-depth analysis of the problem and empathetic attitudes towards the problem, as well as self-directed learning (SDL) skills and successful collaboration skills.


An Exploration Of Dress And Identity Among New Mothers: The Implications Of Breastfeeding For Clothing Choice, Victoria Brown, Nancy Hodges Nov 2015

An Exploration Of Dress And Identity Among New Mothers: The Implications Of Breastfeeding For Clothing Choice, Victoria Brown, Nancy Hodges

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

If a mother chooses to breastfeed, she will face the challenges associated with breastfeeding several times each day, often for many months, if not years. One of the biggest challenges associated with doing so is finding clothing that is conducive to breastfeeding. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of breastfeeding mothers relative to clothing choice.


Career Arts Students' Perceptions Of Credibility Based On Instructor Attire And Gender, Amber Chatelain Nov 2015

Career Arts Students' Perceptions Of Credibility Based On Instructor Attire And Gender, Amber Chatelain

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this research study was to discover whether students at a career arts institution perceive instructors’ credibility differently when instructors are wearing casual, business casual, and professional attire and whether the gender of the instructor makes a difference in students’ perceptions. This research study offers insight into how students at a career arts institution perceive faculty as a result of dress identified as casual, business casual, or professional attire.


Conflict Of Values: Effect On Employee Behavior In The U.S. Retail Industry, Saheli Goswami, Jung Ha-Brookshire Nov 2015

Conflict Of Values: Effect On Employee Behavior In The U.S. Retail Industry, Saheli Goswami, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Most studies have looked at this conflict between the organization and its employees from an organization’s perspective, focusing on how conflict affects organizational goals and performances (Aram, 1976; Argyris, 1964). However, little research is available on the effect of such conflicts on an employee within the organization. To fill this gap in research, the purpose of this study was to investigate (a) whether such value conflicts still exist in organizations, (b) whether such conflicts affect an employee, and (c) how employees react to such conflicts. This study focused on retail organizations, as the retail industry in the United States ...


Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best Nov 2015

Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There is significant research on the impact of dress code regulations on employee performance and psychological health for heterosexual individuals. Studies that examine workplace dress code for the LGBTQ community are limited to findings based on court cases that are 16 years old. It is important to understand the current climate at work for LGBTQ women since workplace regulations may impact performance and psychological well-being. Due to the dearth of studies on the topic, this exploratory study asks: Do unwritten or written workplace dress codes impact LGBTQ women’s experiences at work?


Connect Project: A Global Learning Experience On Sustainability In The Fashion Industry, Lynn M. Boorady, Jane Ledbury, Nicholas Hall, Karen Webster, Grant Emerson, Bingbing Du Nov 2015

Connect Project: A Global Learning Experience On Sustainability In The Fashion Industry, Lynn M. Boorady, Jane Ledbury, Nicholas Hall, Karen Webster, Grant Emerson, Bingbing Du

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Connect Project provided a collaborative educational experience that debated the challenges of environmental impacts, over-consumption and ethics in the global apparel industry. Bringing together four universities in the United States, United Kingdom, China and Australia in a live project, it engaged academics, students and professionals from around the world in participatory learning toward the importance of sustainable innovation.


Changing Clothes For Sustainability? The How And Why Of Clothing Redesign, Kristy A. Janigo, Marilyn Delong, Juanjuan Wu Nov 2015

Changing Clothes For Sustainability? The How And Why Of Clothing Redesign, Kristy A. Janigo, Marilyn Delong, Juanjuan Wu

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Redesigning used clothing – requiring deconstruction and reconstruction beyond basic repair and alteration – could be a sustainable alternative to these problems. Only a few authors have researched clothing redesign but even so have identified potential opportunities for economic and environmental gain (Janigo & Wu, in press; Young, Jirousek, & Ashdown, 2004). Our research goals were to add a longitudinal element to previous research which involved women in a collaborative redesign project in 2011 (Janigo & Wu, in press), to further understand how and why female consumers might redesign used clothing, and to identify what characteristics, if any, are shared among consumers of redesign.


Precious Cut: A Practice-Based Research Toward Zero-Waste Design By Exploring Creative Pattern Cutting Methods And Draping Techniques, Elahe Saeidi, Virginia Wimberley Nov 2015

Precious Cut: A Practice-Based Research Toward Zero-Waste Design By Exploring Creative Pattern Cutting Methods And Draping Techniques, Elahe Saeidi, Virginia Wimberley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study is concerned with pre-consumer textile waste and, more specifically, the waste created during the design and cutting processes. The authors investigate the viability of two creative pattern-making techniques to achieve zero or low waste fashionable designs.


Developing A Community Service-Learning Project: Sustainability In The Apparel Industry, Sara Stevens, Jongeun Kim Nov 2015

Developing A Community Service-Learning Project: Sustainability In The Apparel Industry, Sara Stevens, Jongeun Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study is aimed at developing, implementing, and assessing a service-learning project in an apparel design and merchandising program that enhances students’ learning outcomes, fosters agency in participants, and serves the community partner. The goals of the study were twofold: first, to create and implement a service-learning project, and second, to apply Carver’s Conceptual Framework for Experiential Education to assess the success of students’ learning outcomes after the implementation of the developed project and provide a framework for educators looking to incorporate service-learning projects into their curricula (Carver, 1997).


Designed To Include: A Pilot Study Offering Creative Design Solutions For People Living With Disabilities, Kerri Mcbee-Black, Laura Mcandrews, Allison Kabel Nov 2015

Designed To Include: A Pilot Study Offering Creative Design Solutions For People Living With Disabilities, Kerri Mcbee-Black, Laura Mcandrews, Allison Kabel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

People living with disabilities (PLWD) struggle with clothing-related barriers to social participation, which can impact their quality of life and independent living. PLWD navigate both physical and attitudinal barriers and the individual models that frame disability often describe the disability as a personal tragedy or problem that the PLWD must overcome. The aim of this exploratory pilot study was (a) identifying clothing-related problems, and (b) using an inclusive design approach to support the clothing-related problems facing PLWD.


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney Nov 2015

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill Nov 2015

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar Nov 2015

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Continued Change In Geringsing Weaving In Tenganan, Bali, Kaye Crippen Nov 2015

Continued Change In Geringsing Weaving In Tenganan, Bali, Kaye Crippen

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

For villagers their geringsing is more than just a piece of cloth—they are sacred and they keep the village pure when worn during ceremonies such as the month long Sabah Usamba. The author’s field work started in 1985 and culminated with an Indonesia research permit from 1997- 1999. This paper will give a review of changes from 1985 to 1999 and compare to 2014 observations regarding ceremonial dress, the state of weaving, the village, and tourism in Tenganan. This ethnographic research used the technique of participant observer.


When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser Nov 2015

When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Wolnamchima especially represents a dominant cultural phenomena among housewives and rural women in South Korea in the 1970s. Moreover, it is noteworthy that the Wolnamchima, with its Vietnamese modifier, had the ability to become so ubiquitous and to remain popular so long (until the 1980s) in rural areas of Korea. We have approached this study through the lens of two concepts. We borrow the first concept from Benedict Anderson (2006), who characterized a “nation” as an “imagined community.” Through his concept, one can examine impressions and stereotypes that Koreans held regarding the nation of Vietnam: the imagination of a country ...


A Feminist Visual Content Analysis Of College-Level Textile And Apparel Textbooks 1970s-2010: Intersections Of Gender, Race, And Size, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Laura Kane Nov 2015

A Feminist Visual Content Analysis Of College-Level Textile And Apparel Textbooks 1970s-2010: Intersections Of Gender, Race, And Size, Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Laura Kane

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

No scholars have examined the imagery or representations within our textbooks; therefore, with a feminist lens, this study asks who is represented or not represented in our textile and apparel textbooks? How are individuals represented? Have these representations changed over time? Lastly, how are gender differences portrayed? It is our goal to unearth and expose how scholars in our field chose to represent individuals in the texts, which are integral components to textile and apparel majors’ learning experience in the classroom. We ask these questions because these are the students who will enter the fashion industry to create and recreate ...


Thermal Comfort Evaluation Of Seam Types In Athletic Bodywear (Ug - 1st Place), Eric Beaudette, Huiju Park Nov 2015

Thermal Comfort Evaluation Of Seam Types In Athletic Bodywear (Ug - 1st Place), Eric Beaudette, Huiju Park

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

To objectively evaluate the thermal comfort properties of three typical seams used in sportswear construction (overlock seam, flatlock seam and adhesive seam), this study examined 1) physical properties of seams created by the three seaming methods in small-scale fabric samples, and 2) thermal properties of activewear bodysuit created by the three seaming methods through a series of thermal manikin test.


Development And Evaluation Of Nurses' Scrub Jacket Through The Functional Design Process (Ms - 1st Place), Heajoo Lee, Su Kyoung An Nov 2015

Development And Evaluation Of Nurses' Scrub Jacket Through The Functional Design Process (Ms - 1st Place), Heajoo Lee, Su Kyoung An

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study examined the existing issues and limitations of current scrub jackets by conducting a pre-focus group interview. Four female nurses, each of whom had at least five years of experience working in a hospital or the medical field, participated in the pre-focus group interview to provide feedback on existing scrub jackets. Based on their comments, six design criteria related to the FEA framework (i.e., fit/movement, line/shape, attractive/stylish, design details/convenience, durability, and professional appearance) were defined.


The Furry Fandom: Constructing A Costumed Society For Identity Exploration, Emily Satinsky, Denise Green Nov 2015

The Furry Fandom: Constructing A Costumed Society For Identity Exploration, Emily Satinsky, Denise Green

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This paper examines the social-psychological influences of dress within the furry fandom. Using observations, surveys, and interviews at two fur conventions, I explore how individuals’ various identities are developed through costuming. The results reveal a spectrum of identities within the fandom; costuming and “dressing-up” enable individuals to safely explore, express, and negotiate these identities through as-animal performance.