• Zelma Kackane Rezekne Academy of Tehcnologies (LV)



Clothing pattern, Latgale ethnographic national costume, Latgale archaeological national costume, fashion design, transforming clothing, geometric shape construction, women’s clothing design


Aim of the article – to analyze a geometric shape construction and transforming opportunities in women clothing design.

This article studies and explains the Latgale national costume and modern high fashion applied the geometrical shape of women's clothing designs. Latvian national costumes are very important and nationally unique cultural heritage and they are divided into archaeological and ethnographic folk costumes. Nowadays, the fashion industry is a global industry that has the effect of the clothing and every season changing trends. It is used in a variety of shapes, occasionally repetitive fashion, or has become classics. The study shows that Latgale folk costume construction mainly consists of a rectangular geometric shapes and high fashion is used in similar design collection development.

Latgale folk costume design consists of a rectangular geometric shapes where the fabric is made directly for the intended product, creating a 100% material utilization. As time has passed by national costume of the basic design has remained, but has evolved development methods and more user-friendly technology that facilitates product manufacturing and usage. Fashion designers create a certain time and place topical seasonal clothing patterns. There is a tendency to return to a more permissive cuts and drops in order to feel comfortable in any situation with an emphasis on garments function just as the ancestors of Latgale.



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How to Cite

Kackane, Z. (2016). GEOMETRIC SHAPE CONSTRUCTION IN WOMEN’S TRANSFORMING CLOTHING DESIGN. ARTS AND MUSIC IN CULTURAL DISCOURSE. Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference, 124-132.