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Digitally printed fashion

Posted by on Nov 22, 2008 in Aesthetics, Augmenting, eTextiles, Fashion | 2 Comments

Mashallah Design and Linda Kostowski have created incredibly beautiful garments using an unfolding polygon method that is commonly used by industrial designers to explore dimensional forms through paper models. It’s a terrific example of an innovative use of technology that directly informs the aesthetics of the garment. Here’s how they describe the process:

“Three people are portrayed digitally by scanning their bodies. The output of this scan is a 3D file, which resolution is defined by the amount of polygons, similar to pixels in a bitmap. … The 3D data is turned into 2D sewing patterns by the use of the unfolding function which is a common tool in the industrial design process to make paper models with, the single fabric pieces and the inner interface which defines the edges are cut out by the help of a lasercutter.”

Source via Makezine.

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2 Comments

  1. Bro
    November 22, 2008

    I love the geometry of this. There is something so seductive about origami inspired form in fashion that offers an interesting juxtaposition to traditional draping.

    love it!

  2. Halva
    December 19, 2008

    How about scanning yourself and converting it into a 3d model, then reduce the resolution to large polygons and then make the clothes, for yourself… custom clothes from a 3d scan…

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