- What is Futuristic Clothing?
- How Creates Futuristic Clothing
- Application of Apparel Crafts, Materials, and Techniques
- Clothing Technology and Materials (Biology)
1. What is Futuristic Clothing?
Futuristic Clothing is Clothing that expresses technology and futuristic elements, and it can reflect the development trend of our society.
Then, in the ready-to-wear design, we can use the sci-fi research on the imagination in the early stage of design, the visual extraction and presentation of clothing elements in the middle of the invention, and the "futuristic," "digital" and "digital" of the clothing manufacturing process in the later stage. The realization method of "frontier" is to design ready-to-wear works with "future sense."
The "metallic" clothing element is a visual form of "Futuristic Clothing." Many famous design masters, such as Pierre Cardin, Hussein Chalayan, and others, use this element to show the "futuristic sense" of Clothing.
However, the "metallic" element is not the only element in clothing design that expresses the technology and the future. Nowadays, due to the rapid development of technology and the desire of the fashion industry to reduce environmental pollution, more and more elements can reflect the "future" in clothing design, such as biological elements, virtual reality elements, computer elements, and so on.
The "Futuristic" production method in clothing design: AI is used to design and make Clothing.
Project Muze, a collaboration between Google and Zalando, designs Clothing for users through the visual computing program of the nervous system; developed by Studio Roosegaarde, technological interactive Clothing that can be used as a lie detector, Intimacy 2.0;
Popular fashion pieces, such as the (NO)WHERE (NOW)HERE collection designed by Ying Gao, point to a trend in fashion today: tech-savvy and interdisciplinary.
The way of presenting the "Futuristic Sense" in clothing design:
Digital fashion pioneer The Fabricant teamed up with artist Johanna Jaskoska to create the world's first digital fashion, breaking the traditional way of showing clothes.
The Fabricant uses 2D clothing pattern cutting software and 3D design software to build "digital clothing," coupled with powerful cinematic rendering tools, to bring "hyperreal VR clothing" to the world.
Next, we will take the theme of "Technology Elements in Clothing Design," which has been gaining momentum in recent years. Through specific case analysis, we will teach you how to dismantle each design of this Clothing like a "cooking ox." Links, from the prototype of the initial design idea to the research steps to the visual disassembly of each design link in these garments, from the prototype of the initial design idea to the research steps, and then to visualizing the concept.
2. How Creates Futuristic Clothing
Design Portfolio We start with the "research" part of the portfolio and teach you how to create a forward-looking and futuristic portfolio with depth and dimension.
A. Project Theme
Before conducting the research, we need to understand the project's themes. For the time being, the project themes are divided into two categories:
- Technology-related topics: Cyberpunk, virtual world, technological elements, artificial intelligence, science fiction, and other related topics
- Non-tech-related topics: Topics related to childhood memories, friendship, family, your favorite foods, and more.
B. Research Methods
It can investigate many elements in technology-related topics, and we can conduct research from the theme's content.
Taking the recently popular "Cyberpunk" theme as an example, we can explore the connection between the two from the combination of our own life and high technology. The research content includes "science and technology," "technological equipment," "information (now all our information is digital)," "social structure," "human digital life," and other aspects of research.
For the research part of non-technology-related topics, we can conduct research from the aspects of artistic expression, the realization form of art, the current social situation, etc. After all, we are now in the "digital age," and everything is related to "digital."
For example, our theme is about "childhood memories." The phone call with the grandparents in childhood has become the best memory of youth, and the audio of the ring can be digitally processed. Pattern.
3. Application of Apparel Crafts, Materials, and Techniques
In Part 2, we start from the "production process" part of the portfolio and analyze in detail the visual transformation steps from the initial idea and research of the project and how to realize the transformation from pictures to specific patterns and specific clothing elements.
Compared with the traditional clothing realization process and technical means, the "futuristic" process is inseparable from "biology," "environmental protection," "digital," and "computer."
However, it is impossible for a novice to learn "biology" and "programming "temporarily."
Therefore, in this part of the article, I will teach you how to use the simplest biological implementation means and computer programming to create the most "tall" clothing element patterns!
4. Clothing Technology and Materials (Biology)
In the environment where environmental protection issues are highlighted, the optimization of clothing technology is facing new opportunities and challenges. In addition to the use of "artificial leather" in the past, today's researchers have already begun to try to use environmentally friendly, biodegradable research on biologically cultivated textiles and intelligent textiles.
Due to the limited conditions of our applicants, we do not need to develop a high-quality fabric. We can make an environmentally friendly and biologically cultivated fabric with the most common household waste at hand. Not only can this homemade fabric be used in our ready-to-wear designs, but it can also be included in our portfolio as a facelift.
The most straightforward "environmentally friendly fabric" is to use the "collage" technique to "sew" waste plastics, ropes, candy wrappers, unwanted newspapers and books, and other materials together to create a "weaving" fabric...
In recent years, "bio-design" has been the "general trend" in fashion design. This "tall" fabric manufacturing method sounds out of reach, but we can also use relatively simple means to achieve it at home.
Designer Natsai Chieza uses soil samples taken from the roots of plants, which are then cultivated, the cell color of its color-enhancing bacteria infiltrating the different colors, and the resulting color is used to dye the fabric.
To illustrate the realization of designer Natsai Chieza's work, we can use plants as natural dyes to dye our fabrics; we can also use coffee powder (the used coffee powder contains liquid, so it is attached to it. Sticky, and easy to color), as a natural pigment to draw patterns on fabrics.
For clothing design works, a "sense of science and technology" not only refers to the realization and production methods of Clothing but also refers to the reflection on the "technical era" and our current society. "Critical thinking" has always been the most valued ability of students in overseas colleges and universities, so applicants must reflect on their examination of themselves and their environment through a portfolio.
Therefore, for a deep "technological" Futuristic Clothing Series, it is really important whether the designer has a reflection on the "digital age" through the Clothing. designed by him.