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Homesick, Tara Efobi, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2018

Homesick, Tara Efobi, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Design Mentor Statement: This ensemble was completed as part of a class project in a senior level creative design class that I taught. The goal of the project was for students to explore methods of fabric manipulation and combine two or more methods into a creative ensemble. Each student completed a sample notebook of at least ten different fabric manipulation techniques. Each student also engaged in a fashion research process, documented through a 20-page sketchbook, and culminating in a mood board (Figure 1). Students made patterns, first samples, and final garments. Students were mentored through multiple one-on-one check-ins and informal ...


Fishy Finery, Casey R. Stannard, Fijul Kabir Jan 2018

Fishy Finery, Casey R. Stannard, Fijul Kabir

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There is an abundance of fish scales that go to landfills, but have possible applications for the apparel industry. Scales of black drum fish were used for acid blue 45 dye absorption from textile wastewaters. The purpose of this design was to achieve a more sustainable outcome for the wastewater dyed fish scales by utilizing them on a garment. The aesthetics of the fish scales served as the inspiration for the garment. The design began with an exploration of methods for applying the scales. An evening gown was created to demonstrate the beauty of the scales. Up-cycled fabrics including one ...


Polonaise Meets Zero-Waste, Casey R. Stannard Jan 2018

Polonaise Meets Zero-Waste, Casey R. Stannard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design began with a piece of vintage, red wool melton 58" wide by 144" long. A zero-waste approach was adopted so that none of the fabric would end up on the cutting room floor and because of the importance of sustainability. The present design was meant to visually demonstrate the connection between contemporary zero-waste approaches and historic low-waste garments. Specific inspiration came from polonaise gowns of the 1700s that typically feature a bustled skirt. Patternwork was done digitally in half-scale using a kimono-sleeved bodice. The half-scale pattern was fit on a half-scale form and then sized up. The fabric ...


Black Coffee Gossip, Carolyn Simon, Ellen Mckinney Jan 2018

Black Coffee Gossip, Carolyn Simon, Ellen Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Design Mentor Statement: This work was a class project in my creative design processes class. Students were challenged to incorporate two or more fabric manipulation techniques into a wearable art ensemble based on their design research. Each student engaged in an extensive design research process, seeking information from a variety of visual, verbal, 2D, and 3D sources. From the research, students created 20 sketchbook pages, juxtaposing images and text from a wide range of sources with their own inspiration sketches. Each student created a mood board (Figure 1), their patterns, first sample, and final ensemble. Students were mentored with formative ...


Unbalanced Contrast, Se Jung Oh, May Chae Jan 2018

Unbalanced Contrast, Se Jung Oh, May Chae

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to create a unique ready-to-wear style for professional working women. I desired to make a two-piece jacket and skirt reinventing the tartan kilt as a new key design element for women’s ready-to-wear that could be appealing to various professional working women regardless of age and race. Principles of design such as harmony, balance, proportion, emphasis, similarity, and contrast have been incorporated in an unconventional way. Various sizes of knife pleats were created using the tartan fabric and partially attached to the collar, sleeve, and bodies of the jacket, skirt, and pocket flap. This ...


World Wore Ii, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea Jan 2018

World Wore Ii, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

World Wore II is a combination of street wear pieces drawn from the parallels of 1940’s/WWII era seaming and colors, vintage craftsmanship, and modern-day women’s wear. By producing garments using inspiration from old to inspire new, technology becomes a successful tool of creating marketable new craft.


Doyenné, Grace Lian Lawson Jan 2018

Doyenné, Grace Lian Lawson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Inspired by the regalia donned by powerful queens and female leaders throughout history, Doyennécommunicates feminine power through unique shape and soft structure. A doyenné is a woman who is the most respected person in a particular field; a female leader. The look was designed with the modern doyenné woman in mind, one who has embraced her femininity and individual power. As she clothes herself in these garments, it is my hope that they mirror and amplify the inner strength and energy of the wearer. When she walks into the room her commanding presence radiates from within and all turn ...


Creative Conduct, Eliza Lesser Jan 2018

Creative Conduct, Eliza Lesser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"Creative Conduct" explores the energy associated with creative self-expressionism. I consider my creative identity to be an important element of my character. However, creativity is complicated. Each individuals creative perspective is a unique, and everchanging dynamic fingerprint. "Creative Conduct" explains, challenges, expands, and describes my creative identity. Perfectionism is a constant motivation in my work, but is also a source of anxiety and pressure. It is the interplay of such contradictory energies that has inspired "Creative Conduct." This look involves the juxtaposition of the positives and negatives associated with my creative identity. I am constantly looking to improve my work ...


Yinyang, Grace Lian Lawson Jan 2018

Yinyang, Grace Lian Lawson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Yinyangcombines the technology of 3D printing (3DP) and traditional textiles with the aim of pushing the possibilities of technology to revolutionize the fashion industry. Direct 3DP on textiles offers new possibilities of using the technology in designs without entirely committing to fully 3D printed fashion items. Yinyangexperiments in this technique with the aesthetic goal of using 3DP for embellishment on clothing. The piece takes color, fabric, and silhouette into consideration with a cohesive theme of yinyang by combining contrasting details in harmony. From a seemingly unbalanced asymmetrical hem to an alternative take on the mandarin collar, Yinyangnot ...


Sugar Coated, Alex Champagne, Susan P. Ashdown Jan 2018

Sugar Coated, Alex Champagne, Susan P. Ashdown

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design challenge addressed in this outfit was to: “express how you recognize and define truth.” This challenge was made in the context of the recent epidemic of fake news. I researched confirmation bias, selective exposure, and desirability bias, which are all concepts that explain how people only see the truth they want to see, and reject anything that does not conform to what they want to believe.

The body is truth. The tightly laced corset that manipulates the body shape and the hoop skirt that creates an exaggerated shape both represent the manipulation of truth. The dress that sits ...


Afterglow, Cheyenne Smith, Katya Roelse Jan 2018

Afterglow, Cheyenne Smith, Katya Roelse

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Fitting in to the fast-paced evolution of marching band uniforms, Afterglow reimagines the traditional marching band uniform by experimenting with wearable technology, new silhouettes, and garment sustainability to create a theatrical band uniform inspired by the afterglow of the sunset. The sunset begins with pink hues infiltrating the light blue sky, and as the sun reaches the horizon, brilliant purples, pinks, yellows, and oranges glide across the sky. A frenzy of overlapping and intermingling hues soon takes over before giving way to a pink afterglow remaining in the dark sky. The sunset symbolizes the transition from day to night, revitalizing ...


Skeptic, Helena Elston, Adriana C. Gorea Jan 2018

Skeptic, Helena Elston, Adriana C. Gorea

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Humans encounter existential questions of understanding whether we control our realities in this world or actually submit to illusions not of our making. It takes knowledge to understand even a little of one’s reality, but we hardly have a grip on it because time does not stand still. It is difficult for me to explain my own feelings and life experiences, because these are not tangible items, but I have learned to try and comprehend my realities through imagery and literature. Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream Within A Dream”, resonates with my own life by touching upon the ...


Resilience: Activewear For Lower Limb Amputees Who Utilize Prosthetic Limbs, Halimat Ipaye, Nicole Eckerson Jan 2018

Resilience: Activewear For Lower Limb Amputees Who Utilize Prosthetic Limbs, Halimat Ipaye, Nicole Eckerson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Resilience is a collaborative functional design concept and qualitative research project that examines the activewear needs of female lower limb amputees who utilize prosthetic limbs. The goal was to provide aesthetically pleasing, transitional, durable, and comfortable active apparel with ease of donning and doffing while maintaining thermal comfort, mobility, and integration of prosthetics for optimal performance and independence. With the number of amputations performed annually set to double by 2050, due in large part to an aging population and a projected increase in diabetes, there is a need for apparel tailored to the needs and preferences of amputees (Amputee Coalition ...


Assembling Creativity, Krissi Riewe Jan 2018

Assembling Creativity, Krissi Riewe

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Much literature on fashion design today centers around sustainable, ethical making processes or advances in the use of digital technologies. As a graduate student, I want to address both through the use of playful, open-minded process and material exploration. With access to both traditional fashion design and new digital fabrication tools, I utilized both in the process of combining gifted, reclaimed, 3D printed, and found materials. The making process was intuitive, with the design process being informed and developed though open-minded interaction with materials and processes.


Love Postoperative Ecg T-Shirt (Ii), Ching I Lai, Chang-Franw Lee, Shu-Hwa Lin, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang Jan 2018

Love Postoperative Ecg T-Shirt (Ii), Ching I Lai, Chang-Franw Lee, Shu-Hwa Lin, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This ECG T-shirt is a functional garment offering, health benefits, improved appearance and increased comfort. The garment is more comfortable because the high adhesive factor of current commercial hydrogel used in ECG monitoring causes patients skin allergies and pruritus from wearing the hydrogel for a long time. Additionally, since the sensors are attached to the lining of this two-layer raglan T-shirt, the exterior is smooth and makes the user tracking device inconspicuous.


Love Postoperative Ecg Shell (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang Jan 2018

Love Postoperative Ecg Shell (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Ongoing cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in textile fibers, biomedical sensors, and wireless and mobile telecommunications integrated with telemedicine, aims at developing intelligent biomedical clothing (IBC). This ECG shell design is a functional garment offering, health benefits, improved appearance and increased comfort. The garment is more comfortable because the high adhesive factor of current commercial hydrogel used in ECG monitoring causes patients skin allergies and pruritus from wearing the hydrogel for a long time.


Let The ‘Mighty’ Rise Track And Field Performance Top, Nigel Adedayo R. Joseph Jan 2018

Let The ‘Mighty’ Rise Track And Field Performance Top, Nigel Adedayo R. Joseph

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The digital design of the garment is an ode to society's fixation on the perception of underrepresented people and not on their merits. The graphic features of the digital textile embody the journey of the ˜Mighty" Harry Jerome through the social climate of the 1960's. The garment contributes to a new way of integrating social awareness by demonstrating critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and creative expression to provoke social ideologies of race, class, gender, ability, sexuality and intersectionality. The performance top gives companies and sponsors an opportunistic advantage of monetizing the athlete's social activism with the marketing and ...


Glass Garden: Chihuly Blown Glass Translated As Wearable Art, Charity Armstead Jan 2018

Glass Garden: Chihuly Blown Glass Translated As Wearable Art, Charity Armstead

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Dale Chihuly’s sculptures rely on overlapping transparent glass shapes in a wide variety of colors, and the effect of light in the sculptures is a crucial component of the design. The purpose of this dress is to translate a Chihuly glass sculpture into a unified composition using the principle of the circular shapes of Chihuly’s sculptures and capturing the colors and transparency of the original art, incorporating 1950s historic inspiration reminiscent of the shapes present in the glass. This work explores the visual similarity between Chihuly’s bowl-shaped sculptures and the full skirts of 1950s dresses. Iridescent silk ...


Mycelium Afoot: Fashioning Sustainable Footwear, Wing Tang, Jillian Silvermant, Kelly Cobb, Huantian Cao Jan 2018

Mycelium Afoot: Fashioning Sustainable Footwear, Wing Tang, Jillian Silvermant, Kelly Cobb, Huantian Cao

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Concept: Mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, has been used to make composite materials for applications including packaging, construction bricks, and shoe soles (Holt et al., 2012; Boyer, 2014; Jiang, Walczyk, McIntyre, & Chan, 2016). Grown on agricultural byproducts, mycelium acts as a natural binder, digesting and bonding to the surface of damp substrates as it grows (Jiang et al., 2016). Since all of the raw materials are natural, the mycelium composite is fully biodegradable (Holt et al., 2012). The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate mushroom mycelium composites that have a potential application for shoe soles. To ...


Mother's Desire, Damilola Fasinu, Colleen Moretz Jan 2018

Mother's Desire, Damilola Fasinu, Colleen Moretz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This design originated from the investigation of the pre-colonial printing of Adinkra cloth of the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, West Africa. Adinkra clothes are hand printed using indigo dye. The Adinkra symbols on the cloth are used to express people’s thought and feelings. The Adinkra symbols used for this design express the designer’s desires for her child’s journey in life and were arranged on the cloth to create the map of Africa. The cloth was designed using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The process evolved from a dress that transforms from a strapless bulb shaped dress of contrasting ...


Bonded, Kelsie Doty Jan 2018

Bonded, Kelsie Doty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of Bonded was to explore using quilting methods to encapsulate 100% cotton secondhand garments between layers of silk organza. Bonded is part of a larger collection that explored my personal history and temporary existence; reflected in garments that are similarly ephemeral and personal. By exploring the use of natural and secondhand fibers through sampling this garment was able to achieve the objectives of creating a fully biodegradable object using only natural textiles, threads, and findings and encapsulating secondhand garments between layers of silk organza. This project provides knowledge about designing with biodegradable textiles and findings, in the hopes ...


My Girl Friday, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea Jan 2018

My Girl Friday, Lawren Cappelletti, Adriana C. Gorea

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

"My Girl Friday" is an exploration of 1940s/WWII inspired street wear that draws parallels between the tailoring and craftsmanship found in vintage looks, and the relaxed clothing of today.


Exploring Design Factors In Designing Horticultural Garments For Older Adults, Seoha Min, Helen Koo, Jennifer Wilson Jan 2018

Exploring Design Factors In Designing Horticultural Garments For Older Adults, Seoha Min, Helen Koo, Jennifer Wilson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Gardening is a common leisure pursuit for many older individuals, and research indicates that older individuals who garden are in better overall health than non-gardeners. Although there are numerous health benefits of gardening activities for older adults, this subject has not been explored sufficiently in the field of apparel design. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore design factors in developing gardening garments for older adults. This study focuses particularly on the population who were born before the year 1960 because this age cohort has begun retiring and has significant buying power. Findings offer insights for designers who ...


Gratitude, Kelsie Doty Jan 2018

Gratitude, Kelsie Doty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of Gratitude was to (1) explore the themes of agency and structure through silhouette and (2) repurpose discarded food waste as a natural textile dye. Gratitude is part of a larger collection that explored my personal history and temporary existence; reflected in garments that are similarly ephemeral and personal. This collection is comprised of fully biodegradable garments, using only natural textiles, thread, and findings. Each piece is displayed on a dress form created from a 3D body scan of myself and made from a biodegradable wood composite.


Ellis Raincoat, Stephanie Wang, Elizabeth Bye Jan 2018

Ellis Raincoat, Stephanie Wang, Elizabeth Bye

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Designed for spring, Rainflower draws inspiration from the styles of ancient China: loose fits, layering, and pleats, with decorative as well as functional ties, reminiscent of the past. The collection was designed with the intention of layering as a key component, so pieces could be added or removed for versatility as the weather changes. In creating the collection, a theme of nostalgia and never growing up was a key influence, with a storybook aesthetic being the style.


“Adapting Lindqvist’S Kinetic Garment Method For An Upcycled, Zero-Waste Childrenswear Romper”, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2018

“Adapting Lindqvist’S Kinetic Garment Method For An Upcycled, Zero-Waste Childrenswear Romper”, April Elisha Stanley, Ellen C. Mckinney

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A current upcycling trend is creating little girls' garments from menswear, exemplifying some tenets of sustainability. The purpose was to research methods for creating a sustainable little girls’ garment by upcycling menswear, which revealed a gap in the market for bifurcated, zero-waste designs. This design focused on specific elements of sustainability to increase useful lifespan: zero-waste and garment adjustability. Lindqvist’s (2013) experimental patternmaking technique, kinetic garment construction, was chosen for experimentation in conjunction with upcycled textiles to test adaptability for creating upcycled, zero-waste garments. Adapting Lindqvist’s (2013) method of kinetic garment construction by using the original technique along ...


Denim Lace, Krissi Riewe Jan 2018

Denim Lace, Krissi Riewe

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This work explores the intersections of digital technologies with traditional methods of making garments. Incorporating digital technology, I can push beyond the boundaries of what my manual skills alone can do, and by using both traditional and innovative methods I can develop processes and methods specific to my work. Here, denim is transformed through both patternwork and the laser cutter in a harmonious process.


Zero-What?, Melanie Carrico Jan 2018

Zero-What?, Melanie Carrico

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this design was to execute garments in a zero-waste pattern cutting technique that were typical in silhouette and style for the ready-to-wear women’s market. My practice-led research has focused on zero-waste (ZW) pattern cutting techniques for several years. I enjoy it for two primary reasons: first, as a creative challenge that simultaneously employs the designer and patternmaker within me, and second, to contribute to solutions for sustainably creating apparel. Several exhibitions focusing on ZW designs have been mounted in recent years, however few designers have bridged the gap between creating a single zero-waste garment (as shown ...


Love Postoperative Ecg Vest (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang Jan 2018

Love Postoperative Ecg Vest (I), Ching I Lai, Shu-Hwa Lin, Chang-Franw Lee, Jih -Liang Juang, Chao-Ping Chuang, Fu-Ling Chang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Ongoing cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in textile fibers, biomedical sensors, and wireless and mobile telecommunications integrated with telemedicine, aims at developing intelligent biomedical clothing (IBC). This project is attempt to find the solution of allergic and uncomfortable issues with normal clothing appearance. The high adhesiveness of current commercial hydrogel causes patients skin allergies and pruritus easily after wearing hydrogel for electrodes for a long time. Smart vest means make user tracking device invisible and wear it like user would with their everyday clothes.


A Low-Cost 3d Design Process: Exploring Alternatives To Capture, Process, And Design Using 3d Data, Kristen D. Morris, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Romine Jan 2018

A Low-Cost 3d Design Process: Exploring Alternatives To Capture, Process, And Design Using 3d Data, Kristen D. Morris, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Romine

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this exploratory project was to establish a cost-effective method to capture 3D body scan data and process the data into 3D avatars that can be used for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and develop custom half-scale dress forms. Traditionally, the technology and software required to complete this process can be very cost prohibitive, often ranging from $25,000 to over $100,000. New tools which are easily accessible at low costs are now available which can be used to capture, process, and design in 3D. Structure sensor was explored to obtain 3D data. Autodesk Meshmixer was used to ...