As adoption of 3D design, development, simulation and visualisation tools increases, what role does 2D patternmaking still have to play? Can it be sidestepped entirely? And what might that mean for the future of digital design?
With 3D firmly established as one of the keys to fashion's digital transformation, a lot is riding on the shoulders of technology vendors. We talked to Optitex CEO Amir Lehr about what it means to be up to the challenge, and how much farther he believes digital product creation can go.
The gap between the digital skills the fashion industry wants to hire and what's actually being taught to students is widening. But where does the responsibility of hiring, training, and educating the next generation fall?
It's clear the pandemic has pulled digitisation forward for everyone. But are the primary forces driving digital design coming from inside or out?
We talk to SO REAL about how cross-industry innovation promises to help automate the creation of digital twins for fashion - at scale, and at speed.