A look at digital fashion from an independent creative's perspective. Technology, tools, art and social impact... how does the multi-disciplinary designer see things developing from here?
In a year that has compressed significant digital transformation into a small span of time, how can fashion seize the opportunity for lasting change? Spoiler alert, it’s not just about technology.
As fashion moves further into digital product creation, digital materials are increasingly in the spotlight. But creating them has been a more complex, time-consuming process than most designers can afford. Machine learning could be about to change all that.
Blockchain could be about to change from a speculative bet to being the foundation on which the digital future of fashion is built. And the time to stake your claim could be now.
Why one of the standard-bearers for sustainable fashion believes in starting small.
Digital materials are essential to digital product creation, which means it's vital they're built with creative designers in mind. But what does that actually mean?
Building a digital product creation workflow relies on digital materials that behave identically to their physical counterparts. The technologies are in place to make this happen, but as an industry we still need to slot the pieces together.
As the material most synonymous with fashion's history, cotton's future could herald a fundamental shift in the industry’s approach to digital materials.
The traditional supply chain is overdue for an overhaul, but how should you approach switching to a demand-chain?
Fashion faces fresh and pre-existing challenges that require a new approach to production. How? The answer is already being put into practice. And the value is clear.
Apparel production has a reputation for being slow and environmentally unsound. Digital printing and production colour management could offer a different way.
Global production supply chains for fashion are trapped in the dark ages. Technology can be a beacon for the future.
With our 3D focus over, we look at why an analogue gap exists between the output of design and the output of manufacturing. And we introduce our two-month deep-dive on how that gap can be bridged.
The end of our examination of all things 3D, this summary sets out some practical steps you can take to realise your 3D ambitions.