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A Conceptual Framework for Apparel Design

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal , Volume 10 (2): 42 – Jan 1, 1992


Sage Publications
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A Conceptual Framework for Apparel Design


To encourage students to think of designing garments for special needs as part of a general designframework, a problem-solving approach that does not distinguish between functional apparel design and fashion design is presented. A model for assessing user needs and wants incorporates functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) considerations. Examples of how the, framework has been used in design projects are presented Suggested uses for the FEA model are offered.
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