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Computers In The Fashion Industry

  1. 1. Computers in the Fashion Industry By Lora Lee
  2. 2. The Fashion Dream <ul><li>Fashion aspiring persons mostly talk of the dream or selling that dream </li></ul><ul><li>Talk of how that dream will be produced is never mentioned. </li></ul><ul><li>The cut and the construction is not a famous topic when discussing the fashion dream </li></ul>
  3. 3. Production in the Fashion Industry BEFORE computers <ul><li>Usually by a team of workers </li></ul><ul><li>Each with their own specific job </li></ul><ul><li>Usually extremely time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive work involved </li></ul>
  4. 4. Computer debut into the fashion world <ul><li>Computers were introduced to the fashion industry before the 1980’s. </li></ul><ul><li>They were extremely rare </li></ul><ul><li>After the debut, people found computers to be vastly convenient for designers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Computer Integrated Industry <ul><li>Computers are taking over the repetitive jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Used in production to save time </li></ul><ul><li>Storage, presentations, and sales supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Used to study variations on a certain design </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering fabrics or materials </li></ul><ul><li>Used for it’s precision </li></ul><ul><li>Used to e-mail samples to different departments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fashion Software's in Fashion <ul><li>Certain software’s may include stencils, color options, textures, and create images on the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most popular software’s is CAD, computer aided design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computer aided design <ul><li>Apparatus allows factory tailoring on a body. </li></ul><ul><li>Body dimensions are measured and inspected by a camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Camera converts the measurements to a wire frame representation of the body (exact dimensions) </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement came be used to form mannequins in that size. </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern sizing and color coordination </li></ul><ul><li>With a simple clicks of a button, you can change the pattern of the shirt, color of the shorts, even accessories on different skin tones. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sketching? <ul><li>Sketching is still frequently done by hand. </li></ul><ul><li>However, computers can help enhance the sketch. </li></ul><ul><li>Transferring the sketch to a computer can help you place the design upon an actual body. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider variations that can make the design better. </li></ul><ul><li>Sketching can also be done with a computer’s interface with a sensor equipped pen and tablet. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Computer aided Production <ul><li>Development of textiles. </li></ul><ul><li>In textile production, plants are monitored by computers. </li></ul><ul><li>As well as the weaving and dying departments. </li></ul><ul><li>Linear programming is frequently used in the fashion industry </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Price for Computers in the Fashion Industry <ul><li>The price can vary differently from where it is purchased. </li></ul><ul><li>Program machinery can be priced up to 1 million francs equivalent to $856,668.1 US dollars. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Books on Computers in the Fashion Industry <ul><li>Computers in the Fashion Industry by Patrick Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Producing fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers by Regina Lee Blaszczyk </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-Aided Flat Sketching for the Fashion Industry by Barbara Sultan </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Computing Design techniques and CAD by Sandra Burke </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>www.freepatentsonline.com , 2004-2008, November 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Computers connect with couture , 2008, the international Herald Tribune. www.iht.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Design , 2001-2006, Macmillan Reference USA, www.bookrags.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Technology Program , 2008, Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu </li></ul><ul><li>LAN system for computer integrated Textile Manufacturing , 2008, Webmaster Radio FM a Mew Gen Broadcasting, www.articleonramp.com </li></ul>

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