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Nomadism in Yeohlee Teng`s Works
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  • Journal title : Journal of Fashion Business
  • Volume 20, Issue 1,  2016, pp.35-52
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fashion Business
  • DOI : 10.12940/jfb.2016.20.1.35
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Nomadism in Yeohlee Teng`s Works
Yim, Eunhyuk;
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Yeohlee Teng`s `Urban Nomad` concept stresses high mobility and flexibility in `Clothing-as-shelter` in order to satisfy the needs of urban dwellers. Yeohlee interprets clothing as a portable environment that protects and shelters urban nomads as well as creates space of clothing as intimate architecture. This study examines Nomadism in Yeohlee`s designs since 1981 when she received the attention from the fashion critics, by conducting literary survey as well as case analysis. Nomadism in Yeohlee`s work showed the following characterizes. First, `modular system` deals with the organized dressing system that enables interchanging and layering of separates that function in the fifth season; second, `organic geometry` describes the architectonic approach to clothing as wearable structure that transforms two dimensional geometry into three dimensional form; third, `functionalism` refers to the use of technological novel materials, ergonomic clothing construction, and the strategy of using structure as decoration; and fourth, `reductionism` is the economical approach for realizing Nomadism, which is composed of one-size-fits-all as well as unisex size system and `zero waste` strategy to maximize use of a piece of cloth.
Yeohlee Teng;Nomadism;Organic geometry;Functionalism;Reductionism;
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