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  • Journal title : Fashion & Textile Research Journal
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.194-206
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for ClothIng Industry
  • DOI : 10.5805/SFTI.2016.18.2.194
 Title & Authors
A Study of Alexander McQueen`s Jacket
Lee, Jeong-Eun; Do, Wol-Hee; Lee, Mi-Suk;
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 Abstract
This study analyzed jackets by Alexander McQueen that have always pleased customers with traditional tailoring via every season`s collection. This study categorized and then analyzed jackets by components such as silhouette, jacket length, collar, lapel, sleeve, shoulder line, and closure methods. To achieve the research goal, the study referred to photographs of 501 jackets introduced in signature brand collections by Alexander McQueen between 1996 and 2010. The analysis results on McQueen`s jackets with the general components of the clothes indicated that the frequency of traditional tailoring components (such as lapels, tight sleeves, natural shoulder lines, and a button closing method) was higher than the frequency of designs of dramatic, deconstructive patterns examined by previously-conducted research. This shows that Alexander McQueen was cognizant to the responsibilities as a tailor and the basics of tailoring when developing jacket designs. This study also confirmed how McQueen enjoyed adding exaggerated jacket design components by making various use of details that emphasize drastic shapes like the hourglass silhouette, wing collar (that covers the shoulders), peaked lapel collar, kimono sleeve, bell sleeve, crescent shoulder, and pagoda shoulder.
 Keywords
Alexander McQueen;jacket;tailoring;clothing construction;fashion designer;
 Language
Korean
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