ENVIRONMENTAL protection, CLOTHING industry & the environment, SUSTAINABLE fashion, FASHION, and FASHION design
The article deals with high technology design and virtual prototyping tools being used in the fashion and apparel industries aimed at making the industries sustainable and environment-friendly. These include the fashion game app Style.Me which let users style their own avatars , or game characters, by mixing and matching outfits and the AccuMark D-D's cloth simulators which allows patternmakers and brands to visualize what a garment will look like before they manufacture it.
PROTOTYPES, THREE-dimensional imaging, SHOES, COMPUTER simulation, and IMAGING systems
The article focuses on the use of monochromatic 3-d prototyping to produce color models of insoles. A 3-D product prototype is an essential communication tool around which design, development, sales and marketing people can rally before finalizing a style. Various materials are used for on-demand production of 3-D models, explained Frances Bryant, a research assistant at the Virtual Reality & Rapid Prototyping Lab at the University of Missouri-Rolla. INSETS: Model Materials: The range of compounds available for model-m..;The Process: A step-by-step look at 3-D printing.
WEBSITES, RETAIL stores, MEN'S clothing, and MEN'S shirts
The article offers information on men's clothing line by designer Ian Velardi. It is mentioned that the line includes suits, shirts, pants and sweaters and is available the retail stores of the company Barneys New York and at a website of Gilt Groupe Inc. It is informed that Velardi has launched the line in association with design and sourcing agency Studio AD that help him in fabric selection, prototyping and production. Also his collection presents a combination of utility and luxury.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, CLOTHING industry, FASHION design, and DIGITAL technology
The article reports that apparel design adopted the latest digital solutions to streamline production. Lectra, a leader in apparel technology, showcased its new VectorFashion cutting solutions as well as its latest range of software geared to the apparel industry. The firm has announced Modaris 3D Fit, a new program for virtual prototyping that can shorten the development process by reducing the need for samples, as well as upgrades to its product lifecycle management software and new grading software.
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and FASHION
The article reports that luxury 3-D printing specialist Vojd Studios is gaining support among big fashion houses such as LVMH and Kering, as of January 2018. Topics discussed include the establishment of the firm by chief executive officer Christian Hartung and creative director Hristiyana Vucheva in 2012, Vojd's research and development (R&D) focus for 3-D printing, and fashion houses the firm has worked with.