3D Challenges in the Fashion Industry
Fabric and garment simulation raise some very real challenges in today’s fast-paced fashion design and manufacturing industry, such as mechanical simulation, collision detection, geometric modeling, interactivity, and others.
Let’s start by looking at how a fabric reacts under various conditions – draping, folds, wrinkling, and tearing. A fabric’s reaction to these and other conditions is...
Printing on Demand is Here
In a recent article, Textile Today magazine described digital textile printing as "one of the most promising developments in the textile industry.”
The most common method of textile printing is screen printing using rotary frames, but with the introduction of digital printing in the 1990s, the time gap between the design of the print and...
Connecting the Supply Chain
In a recent article on Apparel Magazine, Jon Slangerup, Chairman and CEO of American Global Logistics, described the complexity of the fashion industry's supply chain by saying "Few supply chains are as dynamic as those relied upon by the fashion industry." Indeed, a myriad of elements must be managed simultaneously within extremely tight deadlines,...
How Traditional Fashion Houses Embrace Innovation
One of the most interesting conflicts in the fashion world is between a traditional point of view and a groundbreaking one. On the one hand, elite fashion houses pride themselves on being around for centuries and offering timeless, iconic items. On the other hand, there’s the constant pursuit after the next trend in fashion...