Sleepwear 2020: Vintage Modern

Update the Vintage Find

Some of the most delicious lingerie pieces are found at flea markets and vintage shops. Sometimes a single piece can generate a collection. Silk is the perfect fabrication for vintage styles re-designed, don't forget that laundered silk is divine.

3-D CAD and the prototype.

Today in the Los Angeles Times 7/27/2018, business section there is an article on 3-D printing and faster fashion releases. Fashion firms are dumping prototypes in favor of technology. Can a 3-D drawing eliminate the fitting process for new concept design? Manufacturers and brands that have a focus on basics bodies and same fabrication styles like denim where it's usually the pocket that changes with the trend is a great fit for this technology. The fit and fabrication is the same but what about a basic that is cut in rayon will the fit be the same in cotton jersey? If technology makes the garment look real, does it also make the fit and construction real? The article is about fast fashions where fit and quality is not an issue so this is more about 3-D and fit. How does the 3-D generated sketch change the process of fabric, pattern, fit, production? Can it cut down on prototypes and save money or create garments that don't fit in a rush to get the style to the customer. The article states that it reduces waste, which there is a lot of in the business but what is the difference between a 3-D rendering, a computer generated CAD or a hand-drawn sketch when it comes to producing a new design. Yes, the retailer can trend it out but the garment still has to be made. Red dress is worn by celebrity; 3-D image is made so the factory can start the dress, what about the fabric, the color, the pattern, the drape, the fit? This may work for shoes, jewelry and jeans but can it really work for fashion based on quality and fit? 3-D renderings are the way to move into the future especially when looking to see what the actual style will look like vs a flat CAD, proven bodies and same fabrication styles can be produced faster with this process but it will not change the design room production norm if you are looking for new silhouettes where the fit is more important than the computerized prototype.