Creative Design: Professional

Oxford Lattice

  • Chanjuan Chen (Kent State University)
  • Kim HongYoun Hahn (Kent State University)


With swelling textile waste in the fashion industry, it is increasingly important for designers to explore new ways of reuse and upcycling. This particular design was a collaboration between two apparel designers who have different research and design backgrounds. One of the designers has previously explored upcycling with the use of secondhand mens garments to re-create eveningwear, while the other designer has been practicing innovative hand weaving techniques. Utilizing the strategy of upcycling, combined with a traditional strip pattern weaving technique, the purpose of this design was to develop a sustainable garment through refashioning and adding significance to secondhand men’s dress shirts, while also creating an origami flower-inspired outfit with innovative surface designs.

Keywords: sustainability, upcycle, design, surface

How to Cite:

Chen, C. & Hahn, K. H., (2019) “Oxford Lattice”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019