An Analysis of Fashion and Costume Design Processes

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Michael Pause, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Michelle R. Jones, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Traci A. M. Lamar, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Nance, Deirdra Rhianna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:18:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:18:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-13 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-05072008-184513 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2905
dc.description.abstract Documentation of process is important in all aspects of design. The fashion design process is one that is well documented. Multiple models have been proposed to describe that process from idea to final product. In contrast, there has been little documentation of the costume design process, especially in model form. The purpose of this study was to analyze fashion and costume design processes in order to determine the differences and similarities of these processes. Literature was reviewed to gain expertise on fashion and costume design processes. The fashion and costume design processes were experienced through hands-on exploration of the techniques and steps required to create fashion and costume garments, and through visitation to a costume shop. The hands-on exploration was combined with direct guidance from academic costume and fashion designers. Knowledge gained from the exploration and literature was then used to formulate interview questions for costume and fashion design professionals. Interviews revealed that fashion and costume designers draw inspiration from the same places and influence each other’s design processes. Definitions of fashion and costume design were also learned through interviews. Analysis of the processes showed that fashion and costume design are similar; both yield garments as end products, and their design environments have many parallels. It was found that the process taken to create custom-made/one of a kind fashion garments is most similar to the costume design process, especially in terms of the construction methods used. This research provided an improved understanding of the similarities and differences in fashion and costume design. Also, new models that can be used as learning tools in academia were developed. Costume and fashion design professionals may use these models as references to study how fashion and costume design fields are similar or different. en_US
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dc.subject technical design en_US
dc.subject creative design en_US
dc.subject costume design en_US
dc.subject fashion designer en_US
dc.subject process en_US
dc.subject design environments en_US
dc.title An Analysis of Fashion and Costume Design Processes en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management en_US


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