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Burberry

Designer biography

...Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, a country draper’s apprentice, the Burberry brand is one of today’s most valuable global luxury brands. Thomas Burberry’s shop in Hampshire, England, sold outdoor clothes and equipment. In 1880 he...

Junya Watanabe

Designer biography

...Junya Watanabe was born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961. Watanabe graduated from Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, in 1984. He began his career by working for Rei Kawakubo, owner, founder, and designer at Comme des Garçons, as a pattern maker...

Functional Dress

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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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Functional dress may either serve as a protective barrier between some hazard and its wearer or function as an enhancement, adding capabilities to the body. The word dress generally connotes items made of flexible textile materials...

Materials

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

...Functional clothing is made from many of the same materials as fashion apparel, but it often incorporates other materials less familiar to a clothing designer. This chapter will introduce the basics of some of the materials most frequently...

Thermal Protection

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

...This chapter focuses on how clothing keeps the body in thermal balance (i.e., at a temperature that is within the bounds of safety). It covers the ways in which the body responds thermally to its environment; the role of textiles and other...

Providing Mobility in Clothing

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

...Protective clothing may be enhanced or defeated by its mobility features. Movement is critical to function in virtually every activity. Protective sports equipment that moves with the body is highly prized by athletes whose livelihoods...