Design and Product Development

Strategic Illusions: Collaborative teaching project

  • Lynn M. Boorady (SUNY-Buffalo State)
  • Elaine Polvinen (SUNY-Buffalo State)
  • Denise Needham (SUNY-Buffalo State)


Strategic Illusions is a Cotton Inc. sponsored collaborative teaching project that included two classes – one is a computer aided design class and the second an advanced garment assembly class. The goal of the advanced engineered garment design teaching project was to develop engineered garment designs for 100% cotton fabric which were designed specifically to incorporate strategically placed textile designs to camouflage the naturally occurring wrinkles on the garment. The outcome incorporated integrated multiple surface design techniques and engineered garment design placement which embrace and/or camouflage the natural wrinkling qualities of cotton fabric.

How to Cite:

Boorady, L. M., Polvinen, E. & Needham, D., (2015) “Strategic Illusions: Collaborative teaching project”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
12 Nov 2015
Peer Reviewed