Title

Sweet Betrayal

Presenter Information

Megan West

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this design was to portray an edgy professional style while combining both silky flowing fabrics with stiff and structured ones. This ensemble is inspired by the couture avant garde fashion style that captures the innovation of new concepts and techniques. These can be described by using bulging shoulders, accentuated waistlines, three dimensional figures protruding from the garment, and many other techniques that push the boundaries of everyday attire. I have taken this style and altered it to make these types of garments easily wearable and socially acceptable. Process: Before the sketching process started, design-provoking images were collected and inspirational design elements gleaned. Since these types of pieces are usually off-kilter and unrealistic, I chose to bring to life a melodious version of the style. In order to incorporate the avant garde style into the outfit I used a firm fabric for the sleeves, chest and shoulder panels to add stiffness, dimension and uniqueness to this silhouette of blouse. The pants are meant to compliment the curvature of the woman’s lower back, buttocks, and thighs. To keep with the avant garde fashion, the waistband is a bit higher, which helps nip in the waist, and elongate the torso even more so. Techniques: While creating and constructing the pants and blouse, the flat patterning and draping methods were both used to create the fullness and accurately match up the pattern pieces. Materials:Twill Weave Suiting Blend, Jacquard Weave, Plain Weave, Hook and Eyes, Buttons, All-Purpose Thread.

Poster Number

50

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Sweet Betrayal

SURC Ballroom C/D

Purpose: The purpose of this design was to portray an edgy professional style while combining both silky flowing fabrics with stiff and structured ones. This ensemble is inspired by the couture avant garde fashion style that captures the innovation of new concepts and techniques. These can be described by using bulging shoulders, accentuated waistlines, three dimensional figures protruding from the garment, and many other techniques that push the boundaries of everyday attire. I have taken this style and altered it to make these types of garments easily wearable and socially acceptable. Process: Before the sketching process started, design-provoking images were collected and inspirational design elements gleaned. Since these types of pieces are usually off-kilter and unrealistic, I chose to bring to life a melodious version of the style. In order to incorporate the avant garde style into the outfit I used a firm fabric for the sleeves, chest and shoulder panels to add stiffness, dimension and uniqueness to this silhouette of blouse. The pants are meant to compliment the curvature of the woman’s lower back, buttocks, and thighs. To keep with the avant garde fashion, the waistband is a bit higher, which helps nip in the waist, and elongate the torso even more so. Techniques: While creating and constructing the pants and blouse, the flat patterning and draping methods were both used to create the fullness and accurately match up the pattern pieces. Materials:Twill Weave Suiting Blend, Jacquard Weave, Plain Weave, Hook and Eyes, Buttons, All-Purpose Thread.