3. Circular fashion¶
- Design and prototype with paper and scissors modular configurations and locking connections. Document the paper prototypes
- Run tests of laser cutting of your designs in fabric and document the parameters for the chosen fabric.
- Design and Document the process.
- Laser cut the modules. Create a modular or seamless garment, showing that the connection is well designed and holds the pull/stretch of a garment. Document the assembly process and tests.
- Upload the open source file in pdf, in correct scale with 1-5 pictures at (https://oscircularfashion.com) (preferably in white background)
- EXTRA POINT Submit some of the modules to the analog or digital material library of the lab. (20cm *20cm aprox)
Iris Van Herpen, Hypnosis, Fall 2019
Hussein Chalayan, Bubble Dress, Spring 2007
For this week, I wanted to create a rounded shape pattern that would give volume to the garment once assembled. To do so my pattern is a disk that can be folded in two to add volume, and assembled with others disks thanks to straps.
I started doing a quick and dirty prototype of with paper and cutter :
The rounded straps were definitely not solid. That is why I made the straps in a diamond shape in the next iteration :
I designed my pattern in Rhino with the following steps :
|Draw a circle
||Draw the first strap along the circle with Osnap enabled
||Replicate the strap with the Symetry command|
|Add the third strap
||Apply the command Curve Boolean||Result of Curve Boolean|
|Add holes to insert the straps
Afterwards, I laser cut the pattern on felt. I used the following parameters for the machine with two passes :
This first batch made me realize the holes were incorrectly placed. There was indeed not enough space to fold the disk.
I quickly redesigned it (the file is available here) and launched a second batch of laser cut on fabric. I used a thin cotton fabric with the same parameters but in one pass only.
Here is how I assemble the modular seamless pattern :
|Start with 2 disks
||Insert the first strap in the hole
||Insert the second strap in the hole
|Create a line of disks
||Create fold half of the disk
||Assemble several lines with the third strap
Now it's time to make a garment !
See the project on OS Circular Fashion.