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A study on Characteristics of Chinese Style Reflected in the Vivienne Tam Collection

비비안 탐 컬렉션에 나타난 중국풍 디자인 특성 연구

  • Jiang, Lanying (Dept. of Fashion, Graduate school of Kookmin University) ;
  • Park, Juhee (Dept. of Fashion Design, Kookmin University)
  • 강란영 (국민대학교 대학원 패션학과) ;
  • 박주희 (국민대학교 의상디자인학과)
  • Received : 2019.04.23
  • Accepted : 2019.07.12
  • Published : 2019.10.30

Abstract

This study examined the Chinese style in the Vivienne Tam collection as well as explored diversity and modern interpretation of a Chinese style used in modern fashion. The study also investigated the concept and history of the Chinese style as well as analyzed the Chinese style in the collection based on a consideration of a Chinese element that is the basic structure with an understanding of Vivienne Tam and general collection themes. As a result of research, the Chinese style appeared in the Vivienne Tam collection was comprehensive with 43 Chinese elements including Animals, Flower & Grass among the Nature elements, Mythology Religion among the Figure elements, Historical Artifacts, Clothing, Oral Literature, Entertainment, Fine Arts. Technique, Folk holiday among Culture elements and Philosophy among Spirit elements, which accounted for 57.6% of the collection. The formative characteristics that included Chinese elements were extended, abstracted, distorted or transformed; in addition, some abstract elements were embodied into animals, images and certain particular forms to present a theme. In addition to two-dimensional method to print Chinese elements on fabric, they were also expressed as a three-dimensional texture or a silhouette, achieving clear and bold harmony. The aesthetic characteristic is a mixture of Eastern and Western way of thinking. Her costume has a political and historical meaning beyond the imitation of elements that represent the development of a pleasant and interesting design.

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