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Here is a visual research map created in illustrator for my thesis being conducting this year:
The Benefits of Cross-Industry Collaboration with Orthopedic or Osteopathic Professionals in the Design of Athletic Apparel
For this collaborative unit, I want to explore how athletic wear can be designed to work with natural body function as opposed to pushing it harder, faster, stronger. For instance, our spines need to flex at key points where a waistband might sit, and our ribs need to expand for a full breath where a sports bra band wraps around the chest. There must be a way to incorporate natural necessary movement into body wear design and technology.
Over the course of the next 12 months (Sept 2015 – Sept 2016) I will be developing, conduction, and writing a design management masters thesis. Thoughts so far:
I think I will do my research thesis on restrictions athletic apparel create in female athletes’ bodies – necessary collaboration between designers and osteo professionals. Tight waistbands and sports bra elastics inhibit movement at crucial points on the spine and compressed certain nerves and organs, but I don’t believe this is always an area of knowledge of fashion designers. Why design performance apparel that block natural functions? Had a good chat with my osteopath about this…