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Circular Open Source Fashion#

October 4th, 2022

Zoe Romano

In this class the lecture will outline the systems behind fashion and the textile industry, focusing on alternative systems such as circular fashion, agile fashion, open value chains.

The focus will be on creating modular elements, structures and connections that allow the user to change the shape of a garment, resize it or replace certain elements. Students will publish their creations on open source platforms and learn how to monitor and promote their creations in a distributed network.

Program outline#

  • Intro teacher
  • Circular fashion
  • Hacking the fashion system
  • Agile fashion
  • Modular elements
  • Modular seams
  • References
  • Tools/software

2D Drawing software#

  • illustrator, rhino3d & grasshopper
  • valentina project
  • openfitlab
  • laser cutter

Materials#

sealing textiles, synthetic textiles that melt and seal the edges of the cut outs vegetable tanned leather (chrome tanned leather is toxic when heated) felt, natural and synthetic (preferably pla or other biodegardable felts) neoprene (check for composition that no toxic particle/fumes will be released when heated)

Weekly Assignment#

Visit the handbook to see the assignment criteria for this class.

Lecture notes#

The assignment#


Video#

2022-2023#


Lecture#

  • [Video Lecture one] coming soon

Review#

  • [Video Review one] coming soon

Tutorials#

  • coming soon


Previous years videos#

2021-2022#


Lecture Hacking the fashion system#

Review OS circular Fashion#

Tutorials#


2020-2021#


Lecture Hacking the fashion system#

Review OS circular Fashion#


2019-2020#


Lecture Hacking the fashion system#

Review OS circular Fashion#


2018-2019#


Lecture Hacking the fashion system#

Review OS circular Fashion#