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Junya Watanabe

Stephanie Edith Herold

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Burberry

Emily M. Orr

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Providing Mobility in Clothing

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Since clothing is intended to be a second skin, there is no better way to begin a study of mobility needs in clothing than by looking at the mobility of the body itself. Put most simply, movement is the result of the following chain of events: (1) the brain sends signals to the appropriate nerve fibers or motor neurons; (2) they in turn send out impulses, via nerve fibers, which extend from the spinal cord to muscle fibers all over the body; (3) these impulses stimulate the appropriate muscle fib

Materials

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A textile is defined as “any flexible material that is composed of thin films of polymers or of fibers, yarns, or fabrics or products made of films, fibers, yarns, or fabrics.” (Kadolph 2010, 6) The flexible nature of textiles is of great importance to apparel, which needs to move with the human body. Protective clothing systems are often based on textiles and augmented with other types of materials like foams and rigid materials.

Thermal Protection

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The human body adjusts to temperature changes by producing or releasing heat in specific ways. Heat can also be transferred from the environment to the body by various means. To see how body processes of heat production and dissipation are called into play, it is important to understand the basic ways in which heat can be transferred from one object to another.

Functional Dress

Susan M. Watkins

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Functional dress may either serve as a protective barrier between some hazard and its wearer or function as an enhancement, adding capabilities to the body. The word dress generally connotes items made of flexible textile materials, but functional dress may incorporate major areas of hard goods or be made entirely of rigid materials. A functional garment, whether it is flexible or rigid, can be conceptually differentiated from other products or environmental structures such as vehicles or buildin

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