A Day in the Park: An Interactive Children’s Wear Collection to Endorse Creativity and Individuality04/05/2018
The collection designed looks at how children interact with their clothing. The goal of the collection was to achieve design through a child’s eyes and their perception. The garments in the collection were designed to lend towards the use of the child’s own imagination as well as to promote the wearer’s individuality. To achieve these designs, first hand research was done through IRB approved interviews of girls ages 6-10 to capture real children’s opinions about what they would like from their clothing. The input from these interviews was used when designing and redesigning the collection to meet the children’s needs and carry out their opinions in design. Their opinions influenced fabric, color, motif and silhouette choice. Through the interviews knowledge was also gained in the children’s interests in whether or not being a part of their clothing design was something of value to them. The overwhelming majority of interview participates were very excited about being a part of designing their own clothing as well as showed interest in semi-customizable garments that they could alter and change to their liking every day. This study and collection proves of an untapped market in children’s wear that allows children to more heavily interact with their clothing and have more creativity in the way they dress and express themselves.