Today's society is facing with the consequences of the previous generations' reckless behaviour. The textile industry indifference and irresposible behaviour result in the negative impact on the environment and on the social conditions. We have become a consumer society, which instead of compassion, environmentalism and how to care about the others, possesses a strongly expressed emotional component of shopping.
The theoretical part of the thesis deals with the term of the permanence and its principles in the fashion system and focuses on the fashion industry waste and zero waste fashion design. I have done research on the fashion design ways, which enable zero waste and on the theoretical possibilities which would make this goal achieveable. Besides the permanence principles of fashion design, I have done research on the modularity too, its meaning and the way it is introduced in the fashion design. I have concluded this part with the selection of the fashion designers, who apply permanence principles to their fasion design with zero waste or modularity by their work.
The empirical part presents the development and the establishemnt of the De-kos collection and its continuation in the De-kos 2 collection. The knowledge gained in the theoretical part has been used and consequently a modularity system has been developed and it has enabled fashion and accessories design from several combinations and with zero waste. I was inspired for this collection by the cubist idea of the shape decomposition on the primary elements, which represent the basis for the work. The idea has been used with the fashion design principle, where the basic pattern falls apart into geometrical surfaces which served by the modularity principles as dressing parts. The idea has been used with the accessories collection too. A fashion and accessories collection with zero waste has been established, consisting of the modularity parts, which enable the adjustment of the products to the user or taking them to pieces and making new ones.