The bachelor’s thesis “Collection of clothing and accessories based on uniforms and sport” describes the process of designing and creating clothing and fashion accessories with an emphasis on functionality and comfort.
The theoretical part of the thesis focuses on the history of the military uniform and sportswear, the meaning of uniform in modern society and the history, and work of brands which have been instrumental to popularizing and developing sportswear and functional clothing.
Military uniforms have long represented the foundations of menswear. In the course of the 21st century, sportswear was heavily integrated into ready-to-wear fashion and through it into the wardrobes of an average person. In this thesis, I am trying to directly reinterpret specialized sportswear and modern military uniforms and gear into a contemporary ready-to-wear collection of clothing and accessories. The collection looks to battle the ever-growing problem of environmental pollution by the fashion industry by using zero-waste pattern cutting for its accessories and making clothing using a “built-to-last” method, which ensures that it will not be discarded due to wear and tear. The functional aspect of each piece adds value and creates a bond between the item and the wearer.
The practical part of the thesis displays the research imagery for the collection and sketches of each look. Next, you can read detailed descriptions of every piece, such as patternmaking details, methods of manufacture, materials used, and functional details of the piece, supported by imagery.