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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 1 Sample costumes

From: College student perceptions about the incorporation of cultural elements in fashion design

Code/name Image Costume description
P1. Costume converted from arched shoes Fabrics with different textures are stitched in a stack, including pink embroidery, gold thread, an auspicious bird pattern, a cloud-patterned belt, and an above-elbow sleeve. The gap in the hem of this garment is similar to the concave shape of arched shoes
P2. Costume converted from snuff bottles A long cut-out shoulder one-piece dress that shapes like a container, with a design similar to patterns painted inside traditional snuff bottles. The meticulously embroidered surface of the costume features ancient Chinese architecture, flowers, and other decorative patterns in various colors
P3. Costume converted from female figurines A one-piece long-sleeved dress, with a style adapted from dancing figurines. The collar is presented with modern lines, while the sleeves are comparatively shorter to match normal wear. The surface of the garment is embroidered with floral patterns using gold thread
P4. Costume converted from bronze mirrors A black silk straight-collared one-piece A-line long dress with puff sleeves. It includes a chest decoration with three arcs, similar to a necklace, and a skirt fashioned out of a bronze mirror-textured material to connect different fabrics. The bronze mirror pattern is scattered asymmetrically on the surface of the upper skirt
P5. Costume converted from bronze vessels A two-piece garment combination. The primary incorporation of cultural characteristics is reflected in the top garment, which is a neutral style short-sleeved jacket layered with three-dimensional wave patterns reminiscent of bronze vessels. The design and metallic colors of the garment provide a futuristic feel
P6. Costume converted from bronze pots A two-piece garment combination. The primary incorporation of cultural characteristics is reflected in the top garment, which is a neutral Chinese-style single-breasted top with tall shoulder pads and fur sleeves sewn together with other materials. The design is a distinct presentation of the conflict between order and escape from tradition
P7. Costume converted from bronze bells A wine-colored one-piece long-sleeved short dress. The surface pattern comprises a bell motif that extends from the top to the umbrella-shaped skirt. A single color was used in the stitching and embroidery on the surface of the garment. A western-style bow attached to the collar invokes a sense of fusion between Chinese and western styles