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  1. 1950's Fashion- Top designers and major trends

    Pierre Balmain Balmain's focused on femininity and elegance, creating the quintessential French style of the 1950s. Charles James James was most well known for his spectacular gowns, which were often copied for prom and evening wear, and featured intricate constructions and unique color combinations. Jaques Fath Fath had a less severe take on the "new look", with softer hourglass curves and plunging necklines. His designs showed more skin than his contemporaries making him a favorite of the younger and more daring. Anne Fogarty- Leading designer of petticoats and poodle skirts. She wrote a book for housewives on how to look good while they worked.

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  2. Textiles Finished Garment Evaluation. When picking out my fabric and components for my blazer I took in to account peoples opinions, the cost of making and what fabric fits its purpose.

    as the trend is going to be big in spring/summer 2011 so they want to product the garment before their other competitors. Before all of the designing and manufacturing stages I had to do some research which fits in with my design brief, I researched existing products so I didn't make something that is already out on the market, I did some market research to see what would appeal to a wide audience, I researched the most popular decade in Britain from the past, and I did some client research on London Fashion Week.

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  3. Design and technology project research methods.

    This result has influenced me because now I know what im going to do and how im going to make a product that will combine the two colours. I have learnt from my research because now I know what teenagers want. Also what will make my product different from the rest. Therefore the survey has helped a lot. Photographs The purpose is that you can have a clear idea of what kind of quilts are available to teenagers already just by looking a photograph because you don't want to make a product that already exist in the teenage market because

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  4. Design specification. The main feature that my product will have is reversible quilt and cushions and patchwork. Patchwork is fabric that is sewed on quilts by hand to create a pattern.

    The theme of my product is 'Natural Look' and the colours that I will use are blue and green because that what my target market have chose. Also they are very popular colours. I will combine these two colours and create one product. The main feature that my product will have is reversible quilt and cushions and patchwork. 'Patchwork' is fabric that is sewed on quilts by hand to create a pattern. My product will be Uni-sex meaning boys and girls can use it because the two chosen colours by my target market are two good colours to make a Uni-sex product with.

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  5. Development Details - Textiles - Cultural Products

    Textiles Coursework-Development Page 2 Hareeka Malhotra Textiles Coursework-Cultural

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  6. Evaluation for textiles

    My garment fits in well with my design brief and specification points as it meets most of them. My design brief stated that the garment must be suitable for a summer party and casual wear and must be cheap as my client's mother is on a diet. I feel that my garment has met these points. Looking at my finished product it feel that if I was to make my garment again I would work more efficiently as I did not meet I expected time. Also I would change my main skirt so that it can be removed if the client gets to hot.

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  7. Textiles Technology - Research Analysis

    Most waistcoats are fastened at the front with buttons and very few are fastened with a buckle or hooks. If my waistcoat were to be sold, it would be placed on a hanger, around a podium of other items I had designed. All of my research helped me, but the most helpful was my questionnaire and my product analysis as these have given me a clear idea of how to make my item. The questionnaire has given me ideas about what components to add to my waistcoat and what colours it will be. It has also shown me what designs I will need to use and how complicated they need to be.

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  8. product analysis

    I definitely want to incorporate part of the style of this dress into my final design in some way. This is also a halterneck dress but it is longer and more flowing than the previous dress.

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  9. textiles product report

    Also when manufacturing for the industry I would make slight changes to my design for example I would use less components and instead of then lining would use a much neater over locker to finish the edges as this would be less expensive then buying in lining.

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  10. Dance Work

    I swing my right arm smoothly towards stage right to bring my legs together and change the direction of my body I gradually stand up and pivot my body drops with my head following last and knelt on my legs. I kick my right leg backwards stage right and look towards the audience. (See picture 1) Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 _______________________________________________________________________FLOOR AUDIENCE KEY: focus My motif development is after the first motif. As my motif did not have much travel I added a lot of travel and more movements which link the stimulus when the wind is blowing me to show the wind is blowing stronger and therefore is pushing me further.

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  11. DESIGH N AND MAKE PRODUCT

    for commercial production in batches The material I use has to be: > Strong and hard wearing > Easy to wash > Stain resistance > Reasonably priced > Light weight POSSIBLE FABRICS EXISTING PRODUCTS 'Solitare' curtains.

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  12. environmental considerations object 5

    Storage areas and walkways should be clearly marked and kept clean and tidy, with waste materials disposed of correctly. Many materials can be recycled or can be used by a waste diposal company. The area should be large enough for the number of workers, and there should be suffiecient light, heat and ventilation. Ventilation Many processes in the textile industry generate dust and fumes. These particles in the air can be breathed in, casuing damage to the lungs and throat as well as irritating the eyes and skin. Workers mixing dyestuffs or chemicals used in finishing fabrics are particularly at risk.

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  13. Final evaluation for A-line skirt

    It turned out that it was worth the risk as I am happy with my outcome of the skirt. As I already mentioned my skirt is a beige/cream colour, it is A-line it is made out of a unusual type of fabric that even the shop keeper couldn't remember the name of the fabric. I tried to be a little more creative and different and I added layers to the skirt. In fact I added three layers to the back and to the front.

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  14. WILLIAM MORRIS

    He also set up the Kelmscott Press as a medium for his writing and elegant book design. With Edward Burne-Jones, he set in motion the highly influential Arts and Crafts Movement - thereby implementing an incredible change in the vision of British art. William Morris Colours Duck Egg, China Blue, Morris Green, Weld Yellow, Chalk White, Red Ochre and Madder Red. Inspired by the large collection of Morris' work in the Victoria and Albert Museum, these paint shades and their names are evolved from colours he used in many different media, involving interior decoration, furniture and textiles.

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  15. Chemistry: Data Analysis for the most suitable material for a backpacker's towel

    Pale blue 6 408 9.2 32.8 24.4 2.6 8.4 33.6 23.6 225.5 Pale blue 7 400 9.7 50 24.4 4.2 25.6 102.4 40.3 242.5 Dark Blue 1 357 7.4 21 14.8 1.8 6.2 24.8 13.6 207.3 Dark Blue 2 368 7.4 24.2 19.9 2.3 4.3 17.2 16.8 201.1 Dark Blue 3 360 7.1 28.4 18.5 3 9.9 39.6 21.3 197.2 Dark Blue 4 360 7.4 20.2 16 1.7 4.2 16.8 12.8 205.6 Dark Blue 5 360 7.6 25.3 17.6 2.3 7.7 30.8 17.7 211.1 Dark Blue 6 360 7.7 21.3 18.2 1.8 3.1 12.4 13.6 213.9 Dark Blue 7 330

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  16. Conduct an investigation into smart and modern fibres and fabrics. Analyse the development of such f

    Smart fabrics are being developed to incorporate microelectronics within the structure of the fabric and as devices get smaller they will be incorporated more and more into garments. This means that textiles are set to play an important role in developing technology that extends human performance. Tactel: The versatility of the Tactel yarn range enables a range of exciting and innovative fabrics to be created for Active Sports. Fabrics can be engineered to meet the specific market requirements in terms of look, feel and performance for woven, weft and warp knit fabrics and knitwear.

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  17. Sectoral Strategies for Export - The Indian Textile Industry: The Road Ahead…

    A SWOT analysis of the industry coupled with an understanding of the implications of the WTO policy has been undertaken to understand if the Indian textile industry is truly equipped for the future ahead. CONTENTS 1.PROFILE OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY............................................. 4 2.OVERVIEW OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY.......................................... 6 2.1 Organized Mill sector............................................................8 2.2 Powerloom sector.................................................................9 2.3 Handloom sector................................................................ 10 2.4 Handicrafts....................................................................... 11 2.5 Woollen textile sector.......................................................... 12 2.6 Jute Sector........................................................................ 13 2.7 Sericulture........................................................................ 15 2.8 Apparel and clothing............................................................ 15 3. RAW MATERIAL OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY................................. 17 3.1 Cotton........................................................................... 17 3.2 Man made filament/ fibres.......................................................18 4. POLICY INITIATIVES TAKEN BY GOI..............................................

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  18. What are fabrics?

    Non- cellulosic fibers are made completely with chemicals only. Each one of these groups has a genetic name or family name. Each of the fiber that comes from the same family also has the same general characteristics. The genetic fiber name must appear on the label of any garment or fabric that is being sold. When and if you know the genetic name of a fiber, you will automatically know what to look for from the fiber in terms of performance and care requirements. In addition to a genetic name, the fiber will also have a trade name. Trade names are used by the company to identify their fibers.

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  19. For my critical review I am going to look at shoe designers Susan Bennis and Warren Edwards, and especially at their, 1989 glass beaded evening slipper.

    I think that you would find that there is a limited number of clothes you could wear with these shoes, although some would argue that this is what fashion is about. Wearing a piece of clothing once, just to get noticed, but nothing to drastic. These shoes seem to be the shoes that you would look at from a distance, rather than up close. When I look at these shoes, I don't see story or meaning behind them, but I do believe that they reflect the social background, and fashion of the 80's - loud and outrageous, the colours clash.

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  20. Environmental issues in textiles.

    More tights need to be made to meet high demands. Production problems:- * Dyeing uses vast amounts of water, and transfers dye into the effluent. This results in an unsightly pollutant that is often toxic and takes a long time to biodegrade. * New processes are currently being developed which do not pollute the effluent and which keeps water consumption to a minimum. Eco- labelling:- * A scheme being piloted by the EC on t- shirts and bed- linen in Denmark. * Products must pass a strict set of criteria before being deemed worthy of carrying the eco- label.

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  21. Select two designers from the late 20th or early 21st century. Produce a contextualized, critical review of their work.

    His designs are continually evolving and changing. These impressive transformations alter around the movement of the human figure. This kind of work is mainly exhibited on his cat walk shows. Miyake sends his models down the catwalk in garments which can transform into many unusual shapes. This seems to be one of Miyake's humorous tricks, by modifying simple shapes into dramatic ones, which appears extremely effective. Miyake's clothes are made out of lots of various materials. He uses Japanese poetry as a form of expression through his clothing. His clothes have volume and mobility which can be seen as living sculptures.

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  22. A comparative study of Ancient Athenian Dress and modern dress.

    To decorate their clothes they used stars or spots but it was mostly geometric designs, round the edges they would weave pictures of scrolls, cartoons and animal-scenes (shown on 5 diagram C). Currently we have clothes in every colour you could imagine and have pictures and designs all over them. Machines also do this nowadays, but in some circumstances people put their own designs in clothes (shown on page 6 diagram b) The main type of clothes worn by women was the "Chiton, which is a type of loose fitting dress, this similar to what women wear now except for one thing, one is women wear now are just one piece that you just slide over your head.

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At one time in the 19th century there were more millionaires in Dundee than in any other city in the world and they amassed their fortunes through the production of jute. Jute is a textile that was imported from India and was used to make sacks, carpet backing, chairs and just about any product that required a coarse and robust material. This, in a nutshell, provides you with an insight into the importance of textiles.

We do tend to assume they're only used for clothing but their uses are mind-bogglingly diverse; from furnishings to road surfaces to medical body parts to cars - textiles are all around us, not just on us. GCSE Design and Technology Textiles enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of the materials involved, their use, their design and the processes required to produce them for a purpose. You'll be designing, testing and producing your own textile products which need to be able to be a success in the market that you have chosen for them. Assessment is done by both coursework and examinationand you can access some great essays on the Marked by Teachers site to see how others have coped with the demands of D&T Textiles questions.

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