Creative Design: Undergraduate

Po Mo

  • Madelyn Bunn (Iowa State University)
  • Ling Zhang orcid logo (Iowa State University)


The design Po Mo was inspired by post modernism and was presented as a rejection of modernism. The main concept of Po Mo was a combined idea of postmodernism and actual topography maps. Religion affects society with postmodernism, and it is irrelevant to many people in today’s society. The garment silhouette of Po Mo was actually inspired by a typical chapel’s floorplan, and the inclusion of that detail in the design emphasizes the freedom post modernism had on designs. The fabric that was chosen for digital textile printing is a cotton twill that has a distinctive twill weave. The blue river areas on the print feature hand beading with blue and clear beads. The prints contain a number of lines and are accented by the chain embroidery stitching using black embroidery thread to enhance the contrast of the lines to the background and emphasize the directions of the lines.

Keywords: post modernism, hand beading, hand embroidery, Digital textile printing

How to Cite:

Bunn, M. & Zhang, L., (2020) “Po Mo”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi:



Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed