• City centered cycling

      Reilly, Lyle (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This project explores design considerations and processes involved in the development of sports performance clothing specifically aimed at city cycling commuters. Research with a focus on smart clothing and electronic ...
    • Dance costumes: A new perception

      Fadhli, Bambi (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis of practice based research is divided into 80% practical work presented in a theatrical atmosphere and 20% exegesis. It examines contemporary dance costumes from a new perception. The work revolves around an ...
    • The Lolita Complex: a Japanese fashion subculture and its paradoxes

      Hardy Bernal, Kathryn Adele (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      My thesis investigates complex issues implied by and connected with the Japanese movement known generally as Gothic & Lolita (G&L), focussing specifically on the Lolita fashion-based subculture and psychological motivations ...
    • Raincoat: a creative consideration of urban rainwear

      Jones, Linda Elanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The term ‘raincoat’ suggests an expectation of purpose and functionality. This practice-led research project examines how well these expectations are met within the context of urban fashion. Although New Zealand is the ...
    • Re-fabricate: evolving design through user interaction

      Laraman, Debra (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research project focussed on discarded clothing and textiles, as signifiers for the lowest exchange value in the fashion system, and sought methods to add value by up-cycling1 into one of a kind fashion garments. ...
    • Resurgence

      Walker, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The purpose and underlying motivation for this project was to examine the procedure of garment construction methods, by specifically choosing to abandon traditional rules and standards that are associated with mass production. ...
    • Stitched in time: a progressive interpretation of embroidery

      Furniss, Beverly (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This practice-based art and design project explores the potential use of contemporary materials and techniques in relation to extending aesthetic and structural possibilities of embroidery, with a focus on developing textile ...
    • Vastra Avatar: a personal manifestation of fashion, culture, and identity

      Naware, Mihika (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research project asks; what is the potential for garments to express an Indian/European cultural hybridisation? The research explores the development of an alternative aesthetic by hybridising the ethos of traditional ...