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dc.contributor.advisorHawley, Jana Marie, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRuppert-Stroescu, Maryen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2000-2099en_US
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jana Hawley.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Textile and apparel management.en_US
dc.description.abstractCreatively harnessing the zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, and translating its inspiration into unique, timely, and marketable fashions has been the key to survival of apparel companies since the early 20th century. Increased global competition makes the development of a financially successful fashion product more difficult than ever, however technology has significantly increased efficiency in many components of the supply chain (Kusterbeck, 2008). In the fashion business, it is the designer's role to translate cultural influences into new products (Lamb & Kallal, 1992). This research was developed to enhance the understanding of fashion design in the post-modern context: How has technology influenced the creative design process? Focusing on creativity in fashion design, this study evolved using a grounded theory (Denzin & Lincoln, 2000) approach to qualitative inquiry. Luxury-level fashion designers and industry executives in France and the United States were interviewed in depth regarding creativity and the influence of technology, specifically the Internet, on the fashion design process. Data analysis led to defining a typology for creativity and a typology for technology in fashion design in the global competitive environment of the 21st century. Through relating these typologies to various dimensions of the work of a fashion designer, the study contributed a new perspective to the social-cultural and ideological shifts that are occurring.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 158 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc720704723en_US
dc.identifier.otherRuppert-StroescuM-092410-D1528en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10763
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshFashion designen_US
dc.subject.lcshFashion designersen_US
dc.subject.lcshTextile fabricsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCreative ability in technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshClothing tradeen_US
dc.titleTechnology and creativity: fashion design in the 21st centuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTextile and apparel managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTextile and apparel managementeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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