Event Title

Through to Gold

Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Department

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

College

Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Ellen C. McKinney

Description

Through to Gold, integrates inspiration from ancient Italian art history with modern apparel design techniques of wearable and transformable garments. The comparison of the Dark Ages to the Italian Renaissance time period serves as the main source of inspiration for the garment. Research on ancient Italian painting styles is compared and contrasted between the two different time periods. The garment first embodies the wearable art component of abstract design and exuberant silhouette shaping. Second, the garment transforms from it’s first state representing the Dark Ages to it’s second state representing the Renaissance or Golden Ages of Italian Art. Italian painting techniques are applied to the surface of the fabric while design techniques create the piece. The use of historical inspiration with modern design techniques creates an intriguing piece that is emphasized through both visual design and functional construction.

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Through to Gold

Through to Gold, integrates inspiration from ancient Italian art history with modern apparel design techniques of wearable and transformable garments. The comparison of the Dark Ages to the Italian Renaissance time period serves as the main source of inspiration for the garment. Research on ancient Italian painting styles is compared and contrasted between the two different time periods. The garment first embodies the wearable art component of abstract design and exuberant silhouette shaping. Second, the garment transforms from it’s first state representing the Dark Ages to it’s second state representing the Renaissance or Golden Ages of Italian Art. Italian painting techniques are applied to the surface of the fabric while design techniques create the piece. The use of historical inspiration with modern design techniques creates an intriguing piece that is emphasized through both visual design and functional construction.