In today’s world, with the quick development of the technology and mass media’s becoming more widespread day by day, a monotonic lifestyle,in which the cultural effects decraese, is becoming more dominant in human life. Also in the fashion area, the social differences are disappearing and instead,clothing styles ,which can be seen all over the world, are supplanting them. Traditional weavings –with their production styles, techniques, materials,colors and the patterns- are among the cultural values that brings the past into the present. To protect these values which reflect our culture, to sustain them and to transfer them to the next generaions will be an important source for shaping the future.
In this study, it is aimed to contribute the revial of our cultural values by interpreting these regional weavings ,which fade into oblivion under the dominance of fashion, on the costume design in line with today’s trends.The features of ‘Kutnu Fabric’ ,which is weaved on the handlooms in the province of Gaziantep and its surroundings, has been searched, A costume has been designed using ‘Kutnu Fabric’ ; by doing so, it has been tried to indicate -in a symbolical and functional way- that the use of cultural elements may provide authenticity to the designs.
Key Words: Kutnu Fabrics, Traditional Weavings, Clothing Design