The Future of Fashion

Masaharu Ono of Free-D
Here are fascinating articles that are worth reading and sharing with fashion faculty:
Robotic manufacturing will certainly be combined with 3D printing, and tech-textiles (heating, cooling, stain-resistant, anti-odor properties) for clothing manufacturing.  Biomimicry will bring about 3D printing of “natural” fibers for those who prefer them.
How will this change the focus of fashion programs?   The new focus will zoom ever closer toward computerized design & pattern-making, fitting, 3-D printing, & digital textile design & printing.  What else?  Traditional courses will still apply:  Costume history, textiles, and elements of design.

Author: Sandra Ley

Sandra Ley is the visual arts and fashion design librarian for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

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