Embellishment Accessories with Special Treatments and Materials

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EMBELLISHMENT ACCESSORIES WITH SPECIAL TREATMENTS AND MATERIALS

DEREK CHUN KIT, CHAN BA(Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles (Fashion Design Specialism)

INSTITUTE OF TEXILES & CLOTHING THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

EMBELLISHMENT ACCESSORIES WITH SPECIAL TREATMENTS AND MATERIALS

A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) In Fashion and Textile (Fashion Design Specialism) Under the supervision of Dr. Jeanne Tan By Derek Chun Kit, Chan (08177691D)

Institute of Textiles & Clothing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University July 2011

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my Academic Supervisor Dr. Jeanne Tan, for her constant guidance, patience, invaluable advice and sustained interest throughout my preparation of the project work.

Special thanks to my parents, my friends and all of the interviewees who have been giving me constant support and shared the joy and tears during my tertiary education life. I remain deeply in their debt.

AUTHORISATION

I hereby declare that this thesis is my own work and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it reproduces no materials previously published or written, nor material that has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma, except where due acknowledgement has been made in the text.

(Signed) (Name of student)

ABSTRACT

Fashion accessories and embellishments have an important role in fashion. It can be an ornamental item to complement the whole collection or even single outfit. In order to study the creativity and design process behind fashion embellishment accessories design, this thesis aims to create accessories and embellishments using innovative methods and treatments .It utilizes creative materials and techniques in embellishment accessories design. Furthermore, designers can apply traditional decorative treatment on it to supplement the embellishment accessories design. The integration of the traditional decorative arts with new material treatments can create luxurious and innovative accessories and embellishments which are highly aesthetical.

In this project, background and history of the traditional decorative techniques will be researched. At the same time, several experiments are carried out to make samples from new materials and treatments. After the experiment, survey will then conduct to collect comments and datum to find out the perception of the users. Feasible materials and treatments will then be selected and applied into the design of

the collection.

LIST OF TABLES

Table.1.1 Table.5.1 Table.5.2 Table.5.3 Table.5.4 Table.5.5 Table.5.6 Table.5.7 Table.5.8 Table.5.9 Table.5.10 Table.5.11 Table.5.12 Table.5.13 Table.5.14

Project flow ………………………………………………………………..…. 3 Age of the interviewee …………………………………………….……...….92 Occupational state of the interviewee ………………………………....…. 93 Monthly salary of the interviewee ………………………………….…..…. 93 Fashion spending ………………………………………………………….…. 94 Needs of accessories ……………………………………………………...….94 Will you try something new and creative? …………………..………..…. 95 Perception of new materials accessories ……………………….….....….95 Preference of new materials accessories ……….……………….…....….96 Reasons to us new materials to design ………………….………………….97 Acceptability of experiment samples ……………………………..…..…. 98 Total score of the acceptability of the experimental samples ……..…. 99 Name of samples …………………………………………………….…..…. 100 Which one you like most? ………………………………………….…..…. 101 Which one is the most applicable? ………………………….………..…. 102

LIST OF FIGURES

Fig.2.1 Fig.2.2 Fig.2.3 Fig.2.4 Fig.2.5 Fig. 2.6 Fig2.7 Fig.2.8 Fig.2.9

English quilting ……………………………………………………………..…. 10 Italian quilting ……………………………….……………………………....…11 Trapunto quilting ………………………….…………………………….…..…11 Appliqué…………………………………………………………………………..12 Cornelly machine ……………………………………….………….………..…14 Heat gun varies in different wattages....
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