“Scented fabrics and the challenges involved when producing garments for industry”, BSc Fashion Technology Graduation Project, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot Watt University, Ciji Duncan

In her graduation project, Ciji created an ingenious collection trying to portray flower silhouettes and 1950’s theme. The designer used microencapsulation treatment to add scent to the garment. The designer also included a market study and a technology section to her project by researching the methods of applying the capsule and by studying the effect of this treatment on fabric properties and tailorability by using FAST system, which add a scientific dimension to the project, enrich it and add better understanding of the designing process.

The designer used flowers and the 1950’s as an inspiration to her collection. Five flowers were chosen due to their unique shape, daffodil, rose, Japanese magnolia, calla lily and violet. Each scented garment will release the scent of the particular flower silhouetted. Many designers created project around flower theme and got inspired by colours and structure but they tent to design print and structure.

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Photography by Tatiana Mikhina, as an inspiration of Ciji’s Collection.

The Daffodil

 Daffi Picture2

The Calla Lily

 calla Picture4

The Violet

 Violet Picture1

The Rose

 Rose Picture5

The Japanese Magnolia

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For more information about this project, you can contact the Ciji Duncan on cijiduncan@gmail.com


– Ciji Duncan, An investigation into the process of micro encapsulation: Scented fabric and the challenges involved when producing garments for industry. School of Textiles and Design. Galashiels 2014.


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