Fashion Design

Fashion Design

  • Torkild Thellefsen added an answer:
    Do you know any articles, books or research papers on Semiomarketing?

    I'm interested in fashion semiomarketing, but they could also be about art semiomarketing, or just plain semiomarketing. I'm having a hard time find references.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Torkild Thellefsen

    Brands, Signs and Communities. Torkild Thellefsen & Bent Sørensen (eds.). Social Semiotics – special issue on branding, vol. 23:

  • Vladymir Rogov added an answer:
    What is the relation between freedom of expression and provocation in fashion advertising?

    I am doing research to establish relation between how freedom of expression used/misused to provoke in specifically fashion advertising? Do you think we have gone to far and there should be limits to this freedom?

    Vladymir Rogov

    To have true freedom means to be able to manage our exposure to specific influences. Be careful what you expose yourself to. One person's free  expression may be another person's oppression. Curate who and what influences you carefully.

  • Sergio Dias Maciel added an answer:
    Is there any fashion design software for linux?
    I am using ubuntu system and I am looking for a fashion design software that can run on this system
    Sergio Dias Maciel

    in linux system, I suggest Blender 3D. In fact I suggest Blender always ...

  • Manas Sarkar added an answer:
    Where in apparel design does a designer actually copy another design?
    Apparel product development.
    Manas Sarkar

    I think, very very few designers come with completely new ideas. Most of the designers copy the design somehow or others. For an example. if you put some traditional Chinese or Indian style in US, for them it is innovative, but actually it is not. Although I'm not a garment design person, but being a textile engineer and attaching with garment industry I realize this truth.

  • Meera Menon added an answer:
    How important is the Art Deco style on high-class designer boutiques' facades?
    Milan has the great Art Deco feature and implements it on the facades of high class boutiques such as LV, Prada, Tods, etc. How important is the deco to create the characteristic of the brand or to show the luxury of the brand?
    Meera Menon

    Art Deco developed  in France, after Wold War I and after the war ended , this Art  was a reflection of  post - war celebration after   the harsh economic rationing during the time of the War, hence, the main characteristics of Art Deco are Bold, colourful patterns, glamorous and elegant style, over play of numerous light sources and intentionally over emphasized decoration to show the abundance of wealth and luxury. The copious usage of  lacquered wood is also part of Art Deco interior in order to show a display of rejuvenated wealth after the harsh budgeting control suffered during the war period. Art Deco as a visual form of art  was symbolic of  luxury, glamour, euphoria and modernisation of society and technology. Due to this overtly luxurious, rich concept of  Art Deco, many high class designer boutique interiors and facades use inspirations from Art Deco to represent the luxuriousness and glamour of their unique designs. Considering the fact that this art form originated from France that in itself represents Haute Couture, it is not surprising to find High end designers embracing this art form to create their boutique facade. 

  • Rocco Furferi added an answer:
    Why do we apply dyes on a textile material based on the % weight in contrast to the dyeing effect which is measured by color coordinates?

    whenever a textile material to be dyed at a desired shade(say 1% which means dyes to be added @ 1% OWM). but to assess to the dyeing effect it is followed by color coordinates(L*, a b Or L*, c, h) not by amount of dyes have been fixed or added to the textile materials(though i can understand: dye adding and its effect are two different things). or is it possible practically or theoretically  to match the ultimate shade exactly before dyeing using color coordinates?

    one more thing, say dyeing textile material at 1% shade @ 1:10(M:L) and at the same shade @ 1:7 and 1:15 and 1:20. the ultimate effect will not definitely be the same. So how is a fabric or any textile material dyed with 1% shade standardized? and how is it compared? yes it is CMC value but i need some more specific reasons or knowledge?

    Rocco Furferi

    I agree with Dr. Patil. Spectrophotometry is used to assess the colour of fabrics after the dyeing has been made. For some kind of fabrics it is roughly and experimentally possible to define a "trasnfer function" between spectrophotometric values (e.g. CIELab values) and final shading of the fabric. but there is no mathematical relationship becouse of the different characteristics of fibers, different materials etc. In some of my works we used Artificial Neural Networks to relate the percentages of colours used for some recipes with the spectrophot. response. This is just an example.


  • Angela A. Aponte added an answer:
    Why hasn't the sizing problem in womenswear been solved so far?
    I am writing my dissertation about ladies sizing in clothing industry.
    Angela A. Aponte

    Hope this helps, too.

  • Meera Menon added an answer:
    Do fashion and lifestyle go hand in hand?
    Is fashion reflected through lifestyle or vice versa?
    Meera Menon

    yes, fashion reflects lifestyle and also lifestyle is reflected through fashion.

    fashion is actually a way of life- the way you dress up, the way you wear your accessories, what you wear, from where you buy, how you buy, where do you go wearing your outfits and accessories, describes your disposable income and also your life style. if you have a better and higher lifestyle with higher income, you can afford better designs and varied fashion whereas if you are from a lower income group, you may not be able to afford all fashion brands but however, in today's world, due to global reach of fashion markets, you could still access affordable fashion or better still big brands' imitations and still have the satisfaction of being fashionable. Hence fashion and lifestyle are inseparable. 

  • Meera Menon added an answer:
    Does anyone know about fashion cities in the world that I can relate to?
    The cities that might be influenced can be dispersed into :
    1. Street Fashion
    2. High End Brand Fashion
    3. Street Surfer / Beach Fashion
    4. Contemporary Fashion
    5. Musical fashion
    Meera Menon

    would like to recommend the following cities based on my observation for different categories-

    Makati city for Street Fashion

    Dubai  for High End Brand Fashion

    Thailand for street surfer/beach fashion

    Hongkong & Shanghai for Contemporary Fashion

    Salvador, Bahia in Brazil is good for drawing inspiration from Musical Fashion.

    Hope, that answers all your questions. Regards

  • Louise Crewe added an answer:
    Fast fashion - a consumer and society trend or a strategy to sell more?
    I am interested in the advantages and disadvantages for consumers, society and producers of this concept.
    Louise Crewe
    The race-to-the-bottom strategy by fast fashion firms is being seen as increasingly unsustainable in economic, environmental and social terms. The faster fashion travels, the more toxic its effects. It may have been a sound competitive strategy for retailers but is being challenged by consumers who are showing their disquiet by looking to alternative forms and formats (slow, eco, craft).
  • Anshu Singh Choudhary added an answer:
    What are the most important aspects to consider in retail design decision making?
    In current interior design practice several aspects of decision making are brought to the design process in relation to the importance of the variables to be dealt with. The more common are the branding, the design, the financial, the human factors, the functionality of both space and cognition, sustainability, the innovation or novelty, the commercial potential and the commercial success, the working conditions for the employees, the store layout, the technological infrastructure, the logistics of merchandise display and storage, the safety of both clients and staff, the experience offered, the support on the election of the right product. And all must be met during the design decision process.
    Anshu Singh Choudhary
    I too agree with the point , infact retail has now became popular in every section. In fashion designing it has great impact as it focuses more on visual communication. (new language of retailing)
  • Joel Peterson added an answer:
    How can we measure which is more efficient? Making a T-shirt with circular knitting and cut sew or making it in fine gauge whole garment technology?
    Often it is said that it takes too long to manufacture fine gauge whole garment flat knitting technology compared with circular knitted fabric that are cut and sewed. In the whole garment flat knitting technology the garment is ready-made directly in the knitting machine.

    Any suggestions for an investigation of this problem?
    Joel Peterson
    Hi Nancy,
    Yes we met at the Autex conference in Raleigh in 2006. Good to hear that you have a good collaboration with Shima. We also have a new small Shima for knitting accesories and some Stoll CMS machines, one of them a Knit & Wear machine.
  • Closed account added an answer:
    T- Shirts printing method and process
    I am doing a few Tshirt designs and I am interested to learn more about how they are printed from the design given with all brushes in correct location. Can anyone teach me or give me some links, pdfs and articles to learn more about the techniques? I also want to know which site or source is good for checking out the machines available for t shirt printing (including cost, specifications and dye details). Overalll I want to know what all factors and considerations are to be taken into account when printing a designed t shirt.
    Hello Ram,
    I think, its simple with google. You just have to get ready with a bunch of key words like Printing, Steps in printing, types of printing, latest techniques in printing etc.,
    Regarding the inputs on specifications, I think you should be talking to some industry in Tirupur on a telecon, may be and ask them like a telephone interview.
    Incase you want to know on printing techniques, there are wonderful e-books on Google and its diffciult to say one. You gotto find out tat urself.
    If you need a basic info on the techniques, Fiber 2 fabric, the basic textile book might help you. I wouldn recommend, since its a bit outdated, but its ok for a beginner.
    If you are in your masters programme, you must chk out the for articles and youll get a handful of it in this site. More into academics, learning purpose.
    Guess you got some clues to move ahead! Gud luck

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Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories.

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