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The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
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The purpose of this design was to create a silk organza fabric surface with opposing color gradients that captured the changing color densities of sunlight passing through a translucent liquid media. The gradual color changes of a sunset refracted through changing densities of liquid, from blue, red to orange were the inspiration for this design. The textile surface design was an optical illusion of depth and volume created as light passes through the parallel gradation of three contrasting semi-translucent color gradients of digitally printed silk organza that overlap in an interweaving pattern.