Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Art - Graphic Design
Fashion is a device with which the perception of one’s appearance is manipulated. It is a device that is used across all cultures to identify, symbolize, isolate, and appropriate. It is figuratively and literally woven into the fabric of humankind as a whole. Fashion has the ability to reinforce gender or create dissonance within it through androgynous silhouettes. It can express strength and confidence or emphasize vulnerability.
Through this study, the use of specific studio lighting techniques accentuates design elements of a highly curated collection of avant-garde, 21st century garments. Drape, texture, form, and luster are but a few elements examined. The models were given time to familiarize themselves with the aesthetics of their assigned fashion and were briefed on the designers’ intentions, cultural backgrounds, philosophies, and design principles before each shoot. Thus, the study depicts all models embodying a strong sense of oneness with each of their corresponding looks, allowing for highly informed expressions and poses.
The study makes use only of black in the fashion to eliminate distraction, paradoxically create tranquility and severity within the setting, and to further emphasize silhouette and human expression in a deeply thoughtful way.
Iudiciani, Dominic J., "Work It: A Study in Fashion Photography Portraiture" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 339.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity Commons, Fashion Design Commons, Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts Commons, Fine Arts Commons, Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication Commons, Graphic Design Commons, Interactive Arts Commons