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Aphosiosi

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“Aphosiosi” means “loyalty” in Greek. This is a non-traditional eveningwear collection illustrating the idea of loyalty to one’s culture, community, and upbringing. The goal of this collection is to get the viewer to understand and think about how one can obtain a sense of identity through their heritage. “Aphosiosi” explores what these values mean to the individual, their personal experiences and identity.

The method to starting this collection began with researching symbolism. Motifs and symbols were collected and then collaged together to form shapes for silhouettes and a print design. Constant sketching was being paired with the collaging, then these ideas slowly turned into garments and chosen to be refined into finals. Research about cultural loyalty and the psychology behind it was done for a deeper understanding of the topic. First and second muslins were sewn and critiqued throughout the semester, which helped to refine the collection and lead to its final stages. Redesigns and improvements were made until the collection developed into final lineup with final fabrics chosen.

This eight-look collection took over seven months to develop and sew. Through the use of symbolism and shape exploration, a successful print design has been completed, printed onto fabric, and sewn into garments. Embroidery samples were made and put onto the final fabric. As a result, “Aphosiosi” symbolizes the passion one has for their culture and the identity that is kept throughout their life. The final collection will be presented on April 28th at the Annual Fashion Show.

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“Aphosiosi” means “loyalty” in Greek. This is a non-traditional eveningwear collection illustrating the idea of loyalty to one’s culture, community, and upbringing.

Research included looking at symbolism and motifs, collaging to form shapes and silhouettes, print development, sketching, and reading about cultural loyalty and the psychology behind it. First and second muslins were sewn and critiqued throughout the semester, which helped to refine the collection and lead to its final stages.

The goal of this collection is to get the viewer to understand and think about how one can obtain a sense of identity through their heritage. As a result, “Aphosiosi” symbolizes the passion one has for their culture and the identity that is kept throughout their life.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Arianna LikourisFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Ms. Linda Ohrn-McDaniel

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 12:00 AM

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Aphosiosi

“Aphosiosi” means “loyalty” in Greek. This is a non-traditional eveningwear collection illustrating the idea of loyalty to one’s culture, community, and upbringing. The goal of this collection is to get the viewer to understand and think about how one can obtain a sense of identity through their heritage. “Aphosiosi” explores what these values mean to the individual, their personal experiences and identity.

The method to starting this collection began with researching symbolism. Motifs and symbols were collected and then collaged together to form shapes for silhouettes and a print design. Constant sketching was being paired with the collaging, then these ideas slowly turned into garments and chosen to be refined into finals. Research about cultural loyalty and the psychology behind it was done for a deeper understanding of the topic. First and second muslins were sewn and critiqued throughout the semester, which helped to refine the collection and lead to its final stages. Redesigns and improvements were made until the collection developed into final lineup with final fabrics chosen.

This eight-look collection took over seven months to develop and sew. Through the use of symbolism and shape exploration, a successful print design has been completed, printed onto fabric, and sewn into garments. Embroidery samples were made and put onto the final fabric. As a result, “Aphosiosi” symbolizes the passion one has for their culture and the identity that is kept throughout their life. The final collection will be presented on April 28th at the Annual Fashion Show.