Abstract

"Cruising" is my graduating collection as a senior fashion design student. I was originally inspired to create this collection by the legendary 1969 Stonewall Riots in an attempt to both fully accept and celebrate my culture and its history. During the design process and the resulting final collection, I’ve attempted to explored the modern male experience.

Some of the styling and fit of garments in the collection is overtly feminine, which illustrates a cyclical relation between masculinity and femininity; overcompensating with manliness often leads to the reverse. Other garments are faithful recreations of athletic uniforms, which act to mock the expectation of all men to be athletic.Through the final collection, I have attempted to illustrate society’s specific expectations for a what a straight man should be, and what he can’t be. I believe these expectations are often a factor in the troubling and hateful actions of men.

Modified Abstract

"Cruising" is my graduating collection as a senior fashion design student. I was originally inspired to create this collection by the legendary 1969 Stonewall Riots in an attempt to both fully accept and celebrate my culture and its history. During the design process and the resulting final collection, I’ve attempted to explored the modern male experience.

Some of the styling and fit of garments in the collection is overtly feminine, which illustrates a cyclical relation between masculinity and femininity; overcompensating with manliness often leads to the reverse. Other garments are faithful recreations of athletic uniforms, which act to mock the expectation of all men to be athletic.Through the final collection, I have attempted to illustrate society’s specific expectations for a what a straight man should be, and what he can’t be. I believe these expectations are often a factor in the troubling and hateful actions of men.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

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Mr. Quevedo

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 12:00 AM

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Mar 21st, 12:00 AM

"Cruising" Senior Collection

"Cruising" is my graduating collection as a senior fashion design student. I was originally inspired to create this collection by the legendary 1969 Stonewall Riots in an attempt to both fully accept and celebrate my culture and its history. During the design process and the resulting final collection, I’ve attempted to explored the modern male experience.

Some of the styling and fit of garments in the collection is overtly feminine, which illustrates a cyclical relation between masculinity and femininity; overcompensating with manliness often leads to the reverse. Other garments are faithful recreations of athletic uniforms, which act to mock the expectation of all men to be athletic.Through the final collection, I have attempted to illustrate society’s specific expectations for a what a straight man should be, and what he can’t be. I believe these expectations are often a factor in the troubling and hateful actions of men.