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Katam Al-Falou

PhD Work

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  • Katam Al-Falou
  • PhD

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    Textiles–2012

  • During my undergraduate studies as a Textiles and Clothing Engineer, in the Product Development and Design pathway at the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, I worked for two companies in the field of ballistic clothing and firefighter‘s garments, in Germany and Austria, respectively. In my final thesis, for which I was awarded a distinction, I studied the psychological and sociological signs of clothing and how they can be implemented in individually designed fashion. The purpose was to use the potential in non-verbal communication in clothes to set up illusions and identities in fashion design.

    My studies and former work experience have led to my current research project, where I intend to explore the boundaries of clothing technology and design on ballistic textiles and body armour.