“Untrained” Tailor: Exploring How Patterns Can be Remixed from the 1920s China and the United States
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Fashion
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Fashion
Includes bibliographical references (page 28)
"In the fine arts and painting, there is an idea of the 'untrained' artist, or folk artist, who brings a new perspective to the traditional methods, rules and standards of artistic creation. Receiving this highly distinctive concept from folk artists has reached deep inside of me and drawn out my inspiration to explore these potential possibilities as an 'untrained' tailor for my thesis garments design collection.
"Being conventionally educated for almost seven years, with rigorous discipline and instruction as a fashion student, I have come to understand and acknowledge traditional rules for pattern making, draping and sewing. The truth is my designs turned out to be less decent every time I did not follow these methods strictly. However, I have seen how some unexpected mistakes I made in terms of pattern making sometimes resulted in increasingly unique silhouettes and distinct constructions. For this reason, I want to explore more about how patterns can be accidentally broken and recombined in a way that is similar to an 'untrained' artist who breaks artistic rules."
*Keywords: folk artist, untrained artists, tailoring, patternmaking, draping, sewing, fashion design
CHAIR: Jensen, Peter
Lo Sicco, Salvatore
PDF : 28 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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