Abstract Title

Cotton In the Rain

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create cohesive looks as a student design group that function for specific tasks and are made of cotton or cotton based materials. The chosen circumstances to work towards were three looks for the active life of a hiker. After interviewing individuals from the demographic we chose who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, there were some key needs that we found were not being met by the outdoor clothing that they used. The absence of breathable garments was clearly evident specifically in rain gear, as their clothing became restricting shortly into the trek.

We were able to pinpoint the most pertinent needs to suit the busy and energetic lifestyle of a hiker after conducting interviews with people who take part in these activities. Our focus was to create visually appealing attire that caters to the functional necessities of an individual who spends much of their time outdoors to make their hiking adventures even more enjoyable. Our color palette was based off of the element of water, as this is one of the most important resources when it comes to time spent in the wilderness. We looked into waterproof and water resistant fabrics made of cotton.

Modified Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create cohesive looks as a student design group that function for specific tasks and are made of cotton or cotton based materials. The chosen circumstances to work towards were three looks for the active life of a hiker. After interviewing individuals from the demographic we chose who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, there were some key needs that we found were not being met by the outdoor clothing that they used. The absence of breathable garments was clearly evident specifically in rain gear, as their clothing became restricting shortly into the trek.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Ja Young Hwang

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Fashion Design

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Cotton In the Rain

The purpose of this project was to create cohesive looks as a student design group that function for specific tasks and are made of cotton or cotton based materials. The chosen circumstances to work towards were three looks for the active life of a hiker. After interviewing individuals from the demographic we chose who have hiked the Appalachian Trail, there were some key needs that we found were not being met by the outdoor clothing that they used. The absence of breathable garments was clearly evident specifically in rain gear, as their clothing became restricting shortly into the trek.

We were able to pinpoint the most pertinent needs to suit the busy and energetic lifestyle of a hiker after conducting interviews with people who take part in these activities. Our focus was to create visually appealing attire that caters to the functional necessities of an individual who spends much of their time outdoors to make their hiking adventures even more enjoyable. Our color palette was based off of the element of water, as this is one of the most important resources when it comes to time spent in the wilderness. We looked into waterproof and water resistant fabrics made of cotton.