Technology and creativity: fashion design in the 21st century

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Technology and creativity: fashion design in the 21st century

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dc.contributor.advisor Hawley, Jana Marie, 1955- en_US
dc.contributor.author Ruppert-Stroescu, Mary en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 2000-2099 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-16T14:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-16T14:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other Ruppert-StroescuM-092410-D1528 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10763
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 28, 2010). en_US
dc.description The 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.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Jana Hawley. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Textile and apparel management. en_US
dc.description.abstract Creatively 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.extent viii, 158 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fashion design en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fashion designers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Textile fabrics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability in technology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clothing trade en_US
dc.title Technology and creativity: fashion design in the 21st century en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Textile and apparel management en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 720704723 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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