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Zipper

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...More generically called a “slide fastener,” the zipper is used as a closure in garments and a variety of other articles. Zippers were first introduced in a primitive form in the 1890s, but were not widely accepted in clothing until...

How to Design with Electronics

Aneta Genova

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katherine Moriwaki

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Fashion and Technology : A Guide to Materials and Applications

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter introduces the principles of electricity and essential concepts for basic circuits. It starts with fundamental definitions of basic components and builds a deeper understanding of how to build electronic circuits in the context...

Garment Openings

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...When designers develop apparel lines, they consider the overall aesthetic appeal in relation to how each garment will function. A garment opening is carefully planned to provide a means for putting an apparel item on the body or taking...

How to Design with Conductive and Reactive Materials

Aneta Genova

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katherine Moriwaki

Katherine Moriwaki

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Fashion and Technology : A Guide to Materials and Applications

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on conductive and reactive materials and how they can be used in fashion and accessory design. Conductive materials have the ability to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound. Examples of these materials...

Closures, Facings, and Bands

Nora M. MacDonald

Nora M. MacDonald is a professor at West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Principles of Flat-Pattern Design

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Garment openings, methods of closing, facings for the open area, and the use of bands are considered in initial garment design and pattern work. These details must be analyzed during preliminary stages of pattern work, because they affect...

The Secret of Closures

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Learn the history of zippersLearn how to insert zippersLearn how to use hooks and eyesLearn how to cover and apply snapsLearn how to make buttonholes and to sew on buttonsLearn how to make button loops and frogsLearn about the life and work...

Fasteners

Jaeil Lee

Jaeil Lee is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Seattle Pacific University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Camille Steen

Camille Steen is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, USA, a leading maker of travel apparel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technical Sourcebook for Apparel Designers

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Identify different fasteners used in apparel productsUnderstand from a technical perspective the application of different kinds of fasteners used in apparel productsSelect fasteners...

Closures

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...Closures, or fasteners, are used to secure garment sections together. They are designed for a variety of specific functions. Fasteners are used for decorative as well as functional purposes. They may be used at the discretion...

The Skirt

Milva Fiorella Di Lorenzo

Milva Fiorella Di Lorenzo is an instructor at Miami International University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tailoring Techniques for Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Objectives After you have read this chapter, you should be able to discuss: Traditional tailoring steps for skirt construction Mass-production procedures for skirt construction Differences between traditional and mass-production tailoring...

Commercial Product Development and Production

Susan M. Watkins

Susan M. Watkins is Professor Emeritus in Apparel Design from Cornell University, USA, and Designer and Manager of Portable Environments, LLC, a consulting company focused on protective clothing design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy E. Dunne

Lucy E. Dunne is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA, where she sits on the faculty of Design, Housing, and Apparel and Human Factors and Ergonomics, as well as holding affiliate membership in the graduate faculties of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute for Health Informatics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Functional Clothing Design : From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...One of the most basic decisions a designer needs to make is how to put material together to give shape to a garment. There are many ways to do this: simple stitching; the application of a wide range of fasteners and fastening systems...