Abstract

Stripes are primary to fashion current and historical but rarely definitive to the design of a garment. In basic principles of art and design, this thesis will look at line both creating and flattening volumes. The BFA Collection “Intergalactic Space Princess” examines stripes and their relationship to volume using surreal or trompe l’oeil effect printing and beading.

Beyond the basic concept of line and volumes, the collection follows a sci-fi comic book narrative. The narrative is illustrated in an original comic book format and communicated through seven separate looks (fourteen total garments). The relationship between volume and line evolves through each look of the collection. The storyline follows the space princess in her travels through a wormhole, landing in 1970s New York. After much dancing and exploring, Space Princess decides to stay on Earth and enjoy life in the city.

This thesis and collection is directed towards a high-end luxury and couture market and will be evaluated against couture brands using trompe l’oeil effects and large amounts of beading. Especially in the world of couture, fashion is an escape from reality, serving to tell creative and well-marketed stories. This BFA Collection serves as a playful and lighthearted narrative of a space princess while still challenging the technical design of each garment with the principles of line and volume.

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The BFA Collection “Intergalactic Space Princess” examines stripes and their relationship to volume using surreal or trompe l’oeil effect printing and beading. Beyond the basic concept of line and volumes, the collection also follows a comic book narrative of a space princess in her travels through a wormhole, landing in 1970s New York. After much dancing and exploring, she decides to stay on Earth and enjoy life in the city. This collection is directed towards a high-end luxury and couture market. Especially in the world of couture, fashion is an escape from reality, telling creative and well-marketed stories. This collection serves as a lighthearted narrative of a space princess while still challenging the design of each garment with the principles of line and volume.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

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Sarah KauffmanFollow

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Fashion Design

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Ms. Linda Ohrn-McDaniel

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 1:00 PM

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Intergalactic Space Princess: A Study in Volume and Line

Stripes are primary to fashion current and historical but rarely definitive to the design of a garment. In basic principles of art and design, this thesis will look at line both creating and flattening volumes. The BFA Collection “Intergalactic Space Princess” examines stripes and their relationship to volume using surreal or trompe l’oeil effect printing and beading.

Beyond the basic concept of line and volumes, the collection follows a sci-fi comic book narrative. The narrative is illustrated in an original comic book format and communicated through seven separate looks (fourteen total garments). The relationship between volume and line evolves through each look of the collection. The storyline follows the space princess in her travels through a wormhole, landing in 1970s New York. After much dancing and exploring, Space Princess decides to stay on Earth and enjoy life in the city.

This thesis and collection is directed towards a high-end luxury and couture market and will be evaluated against couture brands using trompe l’oeil effects and large amounts of beading. Especially in the world of couture, fashion is an escape from reality, serving to tell creative and well-marketed stories. This BFA Collection serves as a playful and lighthearted narrative of a space princess while still challenging the technical design of each garment with the principles of line and volume.