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Graham Sullivan suggests viewing creative scholarship as a braid. We found this metaphor helpful in clarifying both discrete parts and iterations of process within our design practice. We elaborate Bye's Framework for design scholarship, expanding a section for both individual and shared contextual review. Our individual interests ranged from zero-waste design, cultural garments, holdings within our historic costume collection and historic methods of fully-fashioning textiles. We collectively identified a design scenario inspired by the holdings of Bonnie Cashin. The design artifact pays reverence to many key Cashin design elements. The blanket weight double-faced cashmere coat features, modified dolman sleeve, oversized patch pockets and tactile handcrafted tassel closures. The coat is unlined with a raw self-fulled and faced finish. This design contributes to the continuing discourse seeking to “shape the tenets of design research” through practice. Collaborative efforts create shared values and bolster our unique strengths as a field.

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Sep 11th, 12:00 PM

Bonnie and Bye: A Braided Approach To Design

Graham Sullivan suggests viewing creative scholarship as a braid. We found this metaphor helpful in clarifying both discrete parts and iterations of process within our design practice. We elaborate Bye's Framework for design scholarship, expanding a section for both individual and shared contextual review. Our individual interests ranged from zero-waste design, cultural garments, holdings within our historic costume collection and historic methods of fully-fashioning textiles. We collectively identified a design scenario inspired by the holdings of Bonnie Cashin. The design artifact pays reverence to many key Cashin design elements. The blanket weight double-faced cashmere coat features, modified dolman sleeve, oversized patch pockets and tactile handcrafted tassel closures. The coat is unlined with a raw self-fulled and faced finish. This design contributes to the continuing discourse seeking to “shape the tenets of design research” through practice. Collaborative efforts create shared values and bolster our unique strengths as a field.

 

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