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dc.contributor.advisorCleveland, Donna
dc.contributor.advisorEklund, Tof
dc.contributor.authorCollings, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-01T03:56:28Z
dc.date.available2021-11-01T03:56:28Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14612
dc.description.abstractBinary gender as a design model in the fashion industry, places limitations on gender expression. Gender is not as simple as the binary system that Western society endorses. Gender and gender expression need room for movement, change and diversity.  Since gender is fluid and because a bi-model view of gender restricts this, it can have detrimental side effects on a person’s mental health. This research project undertakes an exploration of textile making processes to develop an alternative and imaginative approach to textile design for fashion garments, where the outcomes offer new possibilities for gender fluidity. Even though fashion is a tool for self-expression, current traditional fashion and fashion retail processes tend to enhance and re-enforce binary gender values in society. Shapeshifting textiles offer a potential to drive change. This practice-based research approach results in a textile collection and fashion garment that isn’t confined by binary gender limitations. It starts a conversation where people’s relationship with gender in New Zealand, and society, in general, can change. en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectGenderen_NZ
dc.subjectGender expressionen_NZ
dc.subjectTextilesen_NZ
dc.subjectKnitwearen_NZ
dc.subjectGender fluidityen_NZ
dc.subjectSelf expressionen_NZ
dc.subjectExperimental textile practiceen_NZ
dc.subjectFashionen_NZ
dc.titleBound by Binary: Experimental Textile Practice That Challenges Current Binary Gender Fashion Normsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Creative Technologiesen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-10-31T04:26:01Z


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