Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Open Access

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Interdisciplinary Studies


Elizabeth Mead

Committee Members

Katie Honbarrier

Eliot Dudik

Patricia Wesp


Space, as defined as a three dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction, is conversely bound through clothing, architecture, and other margins that organize humanhood for everyday purpose. Continually, clothing imposes and extends itself into everyday experiences and dictates notions of interaction between both people and objects. In this written body of work, my intention is to explore public and private spatial influences within clothing and the ways in which these influences can be curated to reflect and evoke notions of interaction and identity. Following three related studies on space, form, and curation, a survey of the parallels between fashion and architecture reveals the distinction between public and private space, as well as how the lines of this distinction are blurred at a confrontation with clothing objects, their form, materiality, and display.