Digital Fashion was born as one of the few textile research developed in a makerspace. Everything we have learned from our experience becomes, in an open style, a training program. A method.
With no academic approach Digital Fashion deals with pros and cons of open source softwares in the field of fashion. Students learn through collaboration some basic steps to design garments with these softwares (peer education).
Learning by doing it is the other feature that digital fashion borrows from maker’s world. After a digital design session, students make with a lasercutter first prototypes and then the finished garments. Tailoring and finishings are made with typical tailoring machinery: needle, thread and sewing machines.
Digital Fashion is based on learning through error: the error is not a bad thing but a moment of growth from which to learn to improve a project. The important thing is that every Digital Fashion student makes a prototype designed and built with digital fabrication technologies. The she or he is able to reproduce indipendently the method, changing it to fit their own design nature and is able to enrich it and share it with others.
Many thanks to Felicia Caflanov • Loreta D’Agnelli • Chiara Ganzerla • Ana Gomez Lopez • Xenia Ivanova • Laura Migliano • Valeria Negro • Nicole Anna Claudia Pefano • Chrysanthi Polyzoni • Chiara Rizzi • Tiziana Roccella • Jacopo Sileo
Digital Fashion is not just training: it is also an integrated system of process informations. Tailoring or customization of a garment is carried out easily thanks to an integrated use of softwares and accessibility to the digital fabrication machinery.
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