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Title: Multifunctional area-specific fabrics for apparel produced from the transference of appropriated knowledge on human skin
Author: Ross, Ken-Ann
ISNI:       0000 0001 3538 1286
Awarding Body: University of Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2007
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This is a practice-led Art and Design research Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) undertaken at The Interface research Centre within the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. The research identifies the multifunctional and area specific elements of human skin in relation to change. The research is of a cross discipline nature incorporating many areas, some of which are: constructed textiles, material science, fashion, biology, dermatology and sociology. The outcome of the parallel-run theoretical and constructed experimentation, is a fabric portfolio prOduced by using a model of design (chapter 2, 2.05, appendix W). The model provides a recipe, for the development of innovative fabrics, which mimic the changing effects of the integument surface of humans. The collection of fabric developments leads to a portfolio of hybrid fabric constructions: inherent in these fabrics which are aimed at an apparel market, is a changing textural and positive aesthetic lifespan. A written thesis plots the background of wear, abrasion and change, in relation to fabric, skin and fashion.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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