Designing base layers for apparel for the active ageing population: balancing technology and aesthetics

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the suitability of a range of different fibre, fabric and garment construction technologies for manufacturing base layers for the older figure shape. The chapter also discusses the role of body and base layers in a layering clothing system. It describes in detail the development of body and base layer garments in which the body shape needs and aesthetic requirements of a group of people aged 60-75 were assessed and addressed as part of the Design for Ageing Well cross-disciplinary research project. The chapter finally discusses the technical and aesthetic design processes when designing body and base layers, including bras for the body shape of woman over 60.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile-led design for the active ageing population
EditorsJane McCann, David Bryson
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Pages361-383
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098788
ISBN (Print)9760857095381
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Ageing body shape
  • Base layer
  • Body layer
  • Bra design
  • Bra design for older body shape
  • Clothing design for older body shape
  • Co-design
  • Older body shape

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