Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date

Spring 3-28-2023


O'More College of Architecture and Design


Fashion Design and Merchandising

BURS Faculty Advisor

Priscilla Gitimu

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


This project was an exploration of the 17th Century and Victorian styles with a modern twist to suit Cher, who is an iconic famous signer and actress, in her teens and early 20s. Most of the inspiration for the designs was taken from undergarments and silhouettes inspired by both eras. As well as light feminine colors inspired by the eras, combined with dark greens and blues to create a modern effect. Details of the garments include lace and embroidery inspired by the artwork of the 17th century.