This workshop will include an overview of the exciting field of 3D fashion design, an emerging field for fashion design, gaming, and apps. In this workshop you will learn to use Browzwear’s V-Stitcher program https://browzwear.com/ and dress the avatar with your own designs of a dress, pant, shirt, and unique shape of your own. Import graphics and learn the tools to create realistic 3D clothing. Students will plot a real-size pattern of one of their digital designs, for physical cutting and sewing on their own after the workshop. Students should bring personal laptop. A week before the class they will be sent an invitation download Browzwear for the workshop. Works on Mac and PC platforms. To use an avatar of your own body and learn to 3D scan, take 3D Digital Design for the body - Part 1: 3D body scan. If you don’t take that course, you can use avatars provided in this course.
Students will leave with gif, snapshot and turntable exports of the designs they created. Will have real-size pattern of one of their digital designs, for physical cutting and sewing on their own after the workshop. Access to Browzwear remains for the duration of enrollment at Wash U.
Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, PhD. studies the intersection between technology and creativity when designing for the body. Through active practice and theory development, she contributes to new narratives being developed for the fashion/textiles/clothing industries. Experience as a professional designer and fashion entrepreneur in places as diverse as Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco, fuels Dr. Ruppert-Stroescu’s passion for diverse cultures, innovation, and education. https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=PrJffLkAAAAJ
Cross-disciplinary Connections Design, Art and Architecture students will learn to dress a digital shape with a digital textile, which can serve many creative practices. They will also be introduced to Browzwear softwear to make cutting patterns for those textile shapes, virtually test the pattern for efficacy, and physically plot patterns for physical object assembly.
Related Tools Browzwear soft wear, Gerber plotter.
Next Steps Fashion design courses will help further skills with Browzwear soft wear and 3D Digital fashion design. Instructor will gladly continue mentoring students from all disciplines who want to expand use of this process.
For continued investigations: Check out this new company that creates 3D digital fashion https://www.thefabricant.com/ An interesting article about digital fashion https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/these-platforms-want-to-be-the-farfetch-of-digital-fashion Become a member of the Browzwear indie program https://go.browzwear.com/indies-application