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Nightlife Cotton and Denim Based Anti-Theft Garments

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The purpose of this project was to create clothing for young, traveling women who often participate in nightlife activities. Through these garments, women should not only feel stylish and trendy, but, feel safe from pickpocketing and theft while they are out. Often, women are targeted at night clubs when they use their phone or set down their purse or personal belongings on a table. These issues are very present in large cities in which nightlife is extremely popular, “NYPD reports 3,000 pickpocket incidents a month in New York City.” (Safes International). These numbers steadily increase in European cities and even more incidents are left unreported to police. Many Kent State University student have experienced these issues first hand while studying abroad in Florence or New York City.

Overall, the goal of this collection is to protect young adults when they participate in local nightlife whether they are home, or traveling to a foreign country. Pickpocketing and theft have become increasingly more popular throughout the past few years. Using different design aspects such as hidden pockets, retractable phone reels, and RFID cards will ultimately protect our wearer from losing their personal belongings. While most pickpocket protection clothing are not meant for their looks, this is something that we focused on. Young adults do not realize how much danger their belongings can be in while they are out or traveling. Our intentions were to create clothing with these protectants that will be more desirable to be worn by a younger target market.

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The purpose of this project was to create clothing for young, traveling women who often participate in nightlife activities. Through these garments, women should not only feel stylish and trendy, but, feel safe from pickpocketing and theft while they are out. Often, women are targeted at night clubs when they use their phone or set down their purse or personal belongings on a table. These issues are very present in large cities in which nightlife is extremely popular, “NYPD reports 3,000 pickpocket incidents a month in New York City.” (Safes International). These numbers steadily increase in European cities and even more incidents are left unreported to local police. Many Kent State University student have experienced these issues first hand while studying abroad in Florence or New York City. Some have witnessed or experienced phones being taken right out of their friend’s hands or personal belongings going missing.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Hwang

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Roundtable Moderator

Dr. Hwang

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Fashion Design

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Nightlife Cotton and Denim Based Anti-Theft Garments

The purpose of this project was to create clothing for young, traveling women who often participate in nightlife activities. Through these garments, women should not only feel stylish and trendy, but, feel safe from pickpocketing and theft while they are out. Often, women are targeted at night clubs when they use their phone or set down their purse or personal belongings on a table. These issues are very present in large cities in which nightlife is extremely popular, “NYPD reports 3,000 pickpocket incidents a month in New York City.” (Safes International). These numbers steadily increase in European cities and even more incidents are left unreported to police. Many Kent State University student have experienced these issues first hand while studying abroad in Florence or New York City.

Overall, the goal of this collection is to protect young adults when they participate in local nightlife whether they are home, or traveling to a foreign country. Pickpocketing and theft have become increasingly more popular throughout the past few years. Using different design aspects such as hidden pockets, retractable phone reels, and RFID cards will ultimately protect our wearer from losing their personal belongings. While most pickpocket protection clothing are not meant for their looks, this is something that we focused on. Young adults do not realize how much danger their belongings can be in while they are out or traveling. Our intentions were to create clothing with these protectants that will be more desirable to be worn by a younger target market.