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Clothing for transgender people can promote gender expression, decrease social stigmas, and improve body image during periods of transition. This ensemble was created for females who are transitioning to male (FTM) and is the first design concept from a larger research study that employed Photovoice, a user-center design methods to pinpoint specific apparel ideas for the FTM community. Thoroughly researched, this design scholarship conceptualizes many apparel features specific to FTM so transmen may proudly express their gender identity and promote transgender awareness and visibility. All pattern manipulations were completed on blocks created to specifically fit FTM bodies. Many details address requirements of FTM and the garment features and aesthetics of Visible represent both the symbolic and functional requirements of transmen.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Visible - Trans Positive Apparel

Clothing for transgender people can promote gender expression, decrease social stigmas, and improve body image during periods of transition. This ensemble was created for females who are transitioning to male (FTM) and is the first design concept from a larger research study that employed Photovoice, a user-center design methods to pinpoint specific apparel ideas for the FTM community. Thoroughly researched, this design scholarship conceptualizes many apparel features specific to FTM so transmen may proudly express their gender identity and promote transgender awareness and visibility. All pattern manipulations were completed on blocks created to specifically fit FTM bodies. Many details address requirements of FTM and the garment features and aesthetics of Visible represent both the symbolic and functional requirements of transmen.

 

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