Fashioning Movement

Garment comfort visualization

Project Info

Start date:
November 2013

End date:
October 2015

Funding:
HES-SO

Coordinator:
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

Summary

Today, the complex sensations of comfort (interaction body – clothing, suitability of fabrics, etc.) are subjectively evaluated on a static body. The goal of this project is to provide new knowledge about garment comfort and fit taking into account the body movement. The comfort sensation is objectively measured with new 3D simulation tools on animated bodies, returning numerical fitting data.

Thus, with this research, new avenues can be opened up for the development of innovative applications of advanced garment design. In particular, new pattern making methods taking into account the body movement can be imagined, an aspect that current processes are not able to consider nor apply in clothing.

A pilot project was carried out within the framework of this research, watch the video here.

Partners

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)
Garments 3D design and simulation

Artanim
Motion capture, body modeling and animation, development of garment deformation analysis software

With the collaboration of Odlo International SA, Salomon SA and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Related Publications

Mert E, Psikuta A, Joshi A, Arevalo M, Charbonnier C, Luible-Bär C, Annaheim S, Rossi R. The distribution of air gap thickness and the contact area during Alpine skiing , Proc. of 9th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, October 2018.
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Mert E, Psikuta A, Arevalo M, Charbonnier C, Luible-Bär C, Bueno MA, Rossi R. A validation methodology and application of 3D garment simulation software to determine the distribution of air layers in garments during walking measurement, Measurement, In Press, 2017.
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Luible C, Charbonnier C. Fashioning Movement: a new approach to Fashion Design, In Unfrozen – Design Research Today, Edited by Swiss Design Network, Triest Verlag, 2017.
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Mert E, Psikuta A, Arevalo M, Charbonnier C, Luible C, Bueno MA, Rossi RM. Quantitative validation of 3D garment simulation software for determination of air gap thickness in lower body garments, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 254:2017.
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Luible C, Charbonnier C. Fashioning Movement: a new approach to Fashion Design, Unfrozen Symposium, 1st SDN Design Research Winter Summit, Giessbach, Switzerland, January 2016.
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