DigitalFashion Night · 3rd of December

ph: courtesy of Sartoria Giuseppe Lavore

Our next Community night will be the second appointment, but in effect the first true in classic ‘community’ style: we will have the great pleasure of hosting Luca Lavore from Palermo, to get to know, directly from his words, the work and the story of the tailoring atelier of his father Giuseppe Lavore, expert model maker and founder of the family company.

Luca has been a pupil of Sara Savian (a DigitalFashion in Palermo in the autumn of 2018) and will explain to us how he was able to quickly update the working method of tailoring in a more sustainable perspective, while maintaining the traditional excellence in the finished product.

You are therefore invited to know all the details of this story with extraordinary traits, but also close to all of us, more than you can imagine.

where: WeMake makerspace (mappa)
MM1 Gorla, via Stefanardo da Vimercate 27/5, 20128 Milano
when: 3rd of Decembre, 2019 · from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
free registration: Eventbrite 

digital fashion community night

On 5th of November at 7pm we’ll inaugurate the new WeMake community night dedicated to the world of fashion, technology and experimentation, which will be held every first Tuesday of the month.
Evening program
Music intro with DIY console – DART / by Massimiliano Marchese
Introduction to the digital fashion community / Claudia Scarpa and Sara Savian
Showcase of projects of the last Digital Fashion Making class
Presentation of the EU DeFINE project for the fashion tech / Chiara Di Lodovico of the Milan Polytechnic
Get out of music with DART and chat
We are waiting for you at WeMake on Tuesday 5th November at 7pm!

Virtuous examples of Digital Fashion: Atelier Giuseppe Lavore

Past November 2019 we had the opportunity to teach a class of Digital Fashion Making at Arca textile lab (Palermo), thanks to the collaboration with WeMake and Fastweb Digital Academy.

Here a part of the interview made by WeMake to one of our students :

Luca Lavore

Luca and Giuseppe Lavore at the Atelier

Why did you decide to attend Digital Fashion Making course?

I received an indication and searched online what kind of software we were going to use during class. Helping my family in our Atelier management and being interested in technology within the clothing sector, I found it tempting to learn how to use Seamly2D open source software: from the very first time using it, Seamly2D seemed immediately very intuitive.

La classe del corso Digital Fashion Making
Digital Fashion Making class at Palermo

Was it useful for your work?
After an intensive week between CAD models and the use of lasercutter, I had very clear ideas on how to implement the software in the family business production process for at least three main reasons:

1. the nature of parametric software with dependent elements of Valentina / Seamly2D, which perfectly matches the needs of a modern tailor who has adopted proportional modeling systems based on the study of the human body;

2. the gratuitousness, at the antipodes to the prohibitive figures of the most renowned software, often designed exclusively for industrial use;

3. the perfect correspondence between the cutting method on paper placed and the ratio of the software that includes a printout as project output. The old (and enemy of precision) approach of signing directly on the fabric with chalk would not find valuable help in the use of software as it lacks the fundamental shift to modern placement systems.

Dettaglio della gonna realizzata dal gruppo di lavoro di Luca durante il corso Digital Fashion Making
Detail of the skirt designed by Luca’s team during Digital Fashion Making

How did you apply the knowledge acquired at work?
The purchase of a plotter, a valid and indispensable tool to accompany the software, allowed me to speed up the entire packaging process of a garment by about 25% . Vector drawing printing has appreciably increased the accuracy of the models compared to the previous method of manual tracing. The other advantages found, common to anyone who makes use of CAD programs, are surely the best forecasting capacity on the result of the garments, smaller footprint of cartons and greater general flexibility in responding to customer requests.

Modello di giacca smoking da uomo dell'Atelier Lavore
A smoking jacket made with Seamly2D by Atelier Lavore

What would you say to a person who has the possibility to follow a course focused on the use of Seamly2D software?

The advice I can give to anyone who has the possibility to follow a course related to this software is to leave any prejudice, whether deriving from a possible background more oriented towards fashion design than patternmaking, whether it is about working in a more traditional way – rejecting any new instrument / approach. Patternmaking is a science that transcends all the educational fields of the clothing field, knowing its principles and integrating them with the use of IT tools without having to pay the high costs that often entails is an opportunity not to be missed.

To read the blogpost complete follow the link to the wemake page!

textile talks

On May 9th you are invited to Fablab Venezia where we will present Digital fashion, the training module for fashion and digital fabrication! Get to know us at the inaugural opening, you can find out how a non-academic approach can help people getting to know and use technology.

inaugural open day program (09.05.2019)

The laboratory opens its doors from 10 am to 6 pm, for experimentation and network experiences on the topic. Guests: Eugenia Morpurgo (AnOtherShoe, Crafting Fashion with Robots); Claudia Scarpa and Sara Savian (digital fashion, ratatatata) read the complete program of the whole series of meetings