Origami in Fashion Metadata

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  • Main Title Origami in Fashion


  • Author: Wu, Chia-Lin
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: O'Rourke-Kaplan, Marian
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Adelman, Amie
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Nacke, Bruce
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Stidham, Janie
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2003-08
  • Digitized: 2003-08-29


  • English


  • Content Description: The focus of my work is the incorporation of three-dimensional sculptural forms into the design of my garments while still maintaining the functional purpose of the garment. Origami paper folding is the inspiration for the sculptural forms. The major endeavor was to explore and solve the relationship between the organic human forms and the geometric forms created by the origami paper folds. This presented a challenge of exact precision. During this process, I experimented with different fabrics, which can accommodate the sharp creases and retain the shape. A variety of folding patterns were also explored. Although the design should be innovative and creative, the final garment must be wearable and comfortable.


  • Keyword: Origami
  • Keyword: fashion design


  • Name: UNT Student Graduate Works
    Code: UNTGW


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Wu, Chia-Lin
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4277


  • Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Fashion Design
  • Academic Department: School of Visual Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas


  • Display Note: Problem in Lieu of Thesis