A Study on Characteristics and Specialization of Menswear Designers

남성복 디자이너의 특성과 전문화에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Seung Hyun (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Kyoung Hee (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University)
  • 이승현 (부산대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 이경희 (부산대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2021.06.21
  • Accepted : 2021.08.23
  • Published : 2021.10.31


The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics of menswear designers and the process of becoming a menswear designer expert through qualitative evaluation and statistical analysis. This study used ten menswear designers with more than fifteen years of experience. After going through the University P IRB approval process, a semi-structured questionnaire was prepared and individual in-depth face-to-face or video interviews were conducted from March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. From this qualitative study examining the characteristics of menswear designer job experience, four key themes were found: the competence required for the professionalization process of menswear designers; the creative sensibility of menswear designers; the uniqueness of menswear designers' work; basic education required for menswear designers. In order to find additional meaningful implications using the visual analysis technique, we examined the primary vocabulary using the word cloud technique and examined the relationship between the vocabulary using the network graph. In the follow-up study, we expect to develop a material-oriented education program for new menswear designers and to resolve the limitations of the study, targeting a small number of experienced menswear designers.