Presenter Information

Andrea Eklund

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Draping, Textile Art, Pleating, Historical Inspiration

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this design was to integrate various apparel construction techniques used throughout history in one creative garment.

Process: Inspiration for the design came from recent trips to Paris, London, and Milan. My imagination was sparked while I was engrossed in the stories and images of these historical cities were people have lived their lives and fashion evolved over hundreds of years. Drawing inspiration from a boat ride down the Seine River in Paris and the miles-long network of canals, the monuments and carvings at Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Dress 1775-2014 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many other historical locations, the cut, proportion, and details of the garment came into fruition. Graffiti seen throughout Paris and Milan along with the stained glass windows and vivid colors at Westminster Abbey was the inspiration for the unique textile design on the garment which is meant to stimulate thought and emotion. A simple leotard was created to go underneath the garment as to cover the body but not take away from the over garment.

Techniques: Creating the front bodice of small even pleats was a long and precise process. The size, placement, and angle of the pleats was detailed work to assure that they fit over the chest correctly and would open up beyond the chest so the viewer could clearly see the textile design. Once the pleated fabric was sewn together, it was carefully drawn on to create the unique textile design. The dramatic ruff was created using traditional methods and was practiced a few times to assure the final product was accurate, clean, and balanced.

Contribution: Combining the draping, pleating, neck ruff, bold textile art, and specific details the garment has a unique and unseen design combination and aesthetic to contribute to the design community.

Materials: 100 percent plain weave fabric, polyester thread, leather, fabric paint

Poster Number

9

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Department/Program

Family and Consumer Sciences

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Purpose: The purpose of this design was to integrate various apparel construction techniques used throughout history in one creative garment.

Process: Inspiration for the design came from recent trips to Paris, London, and Milan. My imagination was sparked while I was engrossed in the stories and images of these historical cities were people have lived their lives and fashion evolved over hundreds of years. Drawing inspiration from a boat ride down the Seine River in Paris and the miles-long network of canals, the monuments and carvings at Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Dress 1775-2014 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many other historical locations, the cut, proportion, and details of the garment came into fruition. Graffiti seen throughout Paris and Milan along with the stained glass windows and vivid colors at Westminster Abbey was the inspiration for the unique textile design on the garment which is meant to stimulate thought and emotion. A simple leotard was created to go underneath the garment as to cover the body but not take away from the over garment.

Techniques: Creating the front bodice of small even pleats was a long and precise process. The size, placement, and angle of the pleats was detailed work to assure that they fit over the chest correctly and would open up beyond the chest so the viewer could clearly see the textile design. Once the pleated fabric was sewn together, it was carefully drawn on to create the unique textile design. The dramatic ruff was created using traditional methods and was practiced a few times to assure the final product was accurate, clean, and balanced.

Contribution: Combining the draping, pleating, neck ruff, bold textile art, and specific details the garment has a unique and unseen design combination and aesthetic to contribute to the design community.

Materials: 100 percent plain weave fabric, polyester thread, leather, fabric paint