Forget the Mannequin – Fashion Meets 3D
In fashion design the behind the scenes work has always been the most time consuming, resource intensive and least glamorous part of the industry. The painstaking task of shaping, draping and applying other details can take a designer weeks or months to complete for a single garment. Failing to get the pattern, color and fit exactly right can result in having to start all over again with the modeling process.
A software suite called Marvelous Designer greatly simplifies these painstaking tasks. According to CLO Virtual Fashion Inc., the company behind this 3D clothes modeler, you can create runway-worthy designs in 10 minutes. This has an immediate impact on the multi-billion dollar fashion industry and could have a broader impact on how we eventually buy clothes.
The software includes features like easy-to-use templates, intuitive pattern design, easy sewing and folding, fast and accurate draping and real time rendering.
For example, what if you made a bunch of difficult pleats and then decided you hate the whole thing?
MD saves designers a lot of time and effort by giving them the flexibility to make changes in length, fit and other details. Rather than spending time on fixing these types of details, designers can focus more on the patterns and forms themselves.
In the future, similar software could make it easy for people to customize a basic piece of clothing online or in the store and then receive a perfectly-tailored one-of-a-kind garment within a few days.
You can watch video demos of the software here.
CLO is based in Seoul and its products are used by designers in industries like fashion, gaming, and education to create realistic, digital 3D clothes. Companies like LucasFilm, Dreamworks, Konami, and EA DICE are among those that have used CLO’s software.