Leonitia Mason, Teloria Vega, Bohuai Jiang
Keywords: Performance wear, Technology, Shapewear
For this project, we chose to create a collection of performance wear out of the three possible categories. We also wanted to incorporate specialization and technology to benefit the customer. The business plan we chose to go with for this project was heartbeat lifestyle wear. We thought about how we help women of all sizes feel comfortable and shaped in our collection. We decided to name this collection SlimFit.
We decided to make a collection that included some sort of shaping technology in the clothing. To achieve this, we added a layer of compression fabric that would synch a woman in and smooth out the body for a slimmer fit on the outside. This can be seen in the waistband of the joggers and leggings and in the interior of the body suit.
We also wanted to help with an issue that women with bigger thighs have which is chafing between the legs. To help with this in our design we inserted a gel padding between the thighs that helps to keep the thighs from rubbing together and prevent wearing and tearing in that area from the fabric.
The fabrics we chose were a cotton jersey for the leggings, sports bra, and bodysuit. Which we dyed ourselves to black, pink and green. And we created two different prints for the same type of fabric. One the prints containing a logo for the SlimFit Collection. For the windbreaker, we used a cotton canvas and for the hoodie and joggers we used a brushed fleece. We also incorporated a neon cording for the hoodie and sports bra for detail.
Dr. Ja Young Hwang
SlimFit is a performance wear line use to benifit women of all shapes and sizes to feel comfortable and beautiful in activewear. We Used Body shaping technology to shape the body for a slim look on the outside. We also used gel padding between the thighs to prevent chafing between the thighs. We have created a stylish body suit, Leggings, a sportsbra, Joggers, and a hoodie to incorperating these techniques.