Abstract Title

A Study of Form

Abstract

DESIGN

As a senior fashion design major, this research project was conducted in the form of a senior collection. The thesis collection explores the relationship between architecture and fashion design; investigating the challenges of creating garments with sculptural and architectural forms. In order to explore the relationship between fashion design and architecture, it was first necessary to gain an understanding of the field of architecture, including historical movements and governing rules and principles. With a basic understanding of the field, comparisons were made between the process of designing buildings and garments, identifying characteristics of the design process that overlap across the two industries. The approach to designing garments started with analyzing the forms of various buildings and posing the questions, “What if this form was placed on the human body? How could it be adapted for movement?” A key component to designing clothing based on architecture is the selection of materiality. Research was conducted to evaluate which fabrics and construction techniques were best suited to achieve structure and body. Two rounds of muslins were created to test and revise each garment’s construction. The final collection is a reflection of thorough research and experimentation on the study of integrating the fields of fashion design and architecture.

Modified Abstract

DESIGN

This thesis collection explores the relationship between architecture and fashion design; investigating the challenges of creating garments with sculptural and architectural forms. Comparisons were made between the process of designing buildings and garments, identifying characteristics of the design process that overlap across the two industries. The approach to designing garments started with analyzing the forms of various buildings and posing the questions, “What if this form was placed on the human body? How could it be adapted for movement?” Research was conducted to evaluate which fabrics and construction techniques were best suited to achieve structure and body. Muslins were created to test and revise each garment. The final collection is a reflection of research and experimentation on the integration of fashion design and architecture.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Kathleen HuberFollow

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Design

Mentor #1 Information

Mrs. Linda

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Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Fashion Design

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A Study of Form

DESIGN

As a senior fashion design major, this research project was conducted in the form of a senior collection. The thesis collection explores the relationship between architecture and fashion design; investigating the challenges of creating garments with sculptural and architectural forms. In order to explore the relationship between fashion design and architecture, it was first necessary to gain an understanding of the field of architecture, including historical movements and governing rules and principles. With a basic understanding of the field, comparisons were made between the process of designing buildings and garments, identifying characteristics of the design process that overlap across the two industries. The approach to designing garments started with analyzing the forms of various buildings and posing the questions, “What if this form was placed on the human body? How could it be adapted for movement?” A key component to designing clothing based on architecture is the selection of materiality. Research was conducted to evaluate which fabrics and construction techniques were best suited to achieve structure and body. Two rounds of muslins were created to test and revise each garment’s construction. The final collection is a reflection of thorough research and experimentation on the study of integrating the fields of fashion design and architecture.