Computers In The Fashion Industry

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