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Have a seat: An exploration of the typical pair of jeans within construction and expression based on the sitting body. Focusing on the question “are you your legs?
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This work investigates the typical denim jean in a sitting position with a focus on serving several possible answers to the question ”are you your legs?”. By exploring both the constructional, preconceptional and expressional possibilities within a pair of jeans, a method of using the waist-line and hem-line as measurement-points is found. The purpose of this study is to investigate the way of wearing jeans in a static seated position. Trough the years mainly the standing body has been used as base to create clothes. Only a few construction- and design-methods has been seen based on a sitting body. By challenging the narrow frame of jeans in both construction and expression, a range of innovative examples are found. Trough keeping and exaggerating the typical jean-details such as stitchings, pockets and flys, the jeans are still recognizable as the typical pair of jeans and the focus on distortion and challenging of a pair of jeans in relation to the sitting body is clear. By using the sitting body as base in both construction and design develpoing the limit is pushed further in questioning what a body is, what it needs and how it could be dressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Sitting body, construction, jeans, proporotions, legs
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-12391DiVA: diva2:1121378
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Fashion Design
Available from: 2017-08-25 Created: 2017-07-11 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved

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