INDIPRO – RESEARCH INTO REAL AND VIRTUAL PROTOTYPE DESIGN FOR THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY
No-one doubts the importance of good design in creating a high added-value factor, but it requires anticipation of the expectations and needs of the markets. Using research results in the design process is the critical to creating high value, innovative and competitive products.
In addition to the real world, fashion is increasingly moving towards virtual worlds where the designer’s work is not only performed on paper, but digital media is increasingly important in the process and the consumer is ever more connected to technology. In this project AITEX aims to anticipate the future of virtual trends and develop an experimental process that coexists in the physical and virtual worlds. There are a number of digital tools that allow us to dress a virtual mannequin, design fashion virtually and view the results before manufacturing the product, but there is still a certain degree of uncertainty about the reliability of the results, which needs eliminating. The project will investigate defining and validating behavioural models of applications and finishes on textiles in the physical and virtual environments. In the real world there are new materials and processes that, when applied to textiles can contribute to a product’s enhancement and enrichment. 3D printing can be used on fabrics or to create trimmings; new vinyl materials that can be applied on textiles to create new effects and functionalities; digital prints that simplify and shorten the product-development processes, etc. Virtual simulations will be researched to validate the use of these replicated physical components to establish a predictive model of behaviour that allows the digital tools to be applied with sufficient reliability.
Another objective of the project is to ensure that the results obtained in research projects, both in this project and any other, begin to be applied in design. Sometimes it takes too long for companies to apply research results, delaying their arrival on the market and costing lost opportunities. Real prototypes will be created applying results of advanced research to achieve high value products that serve as an example.
The marriage of research with design is the key to achieving optimal results. AITEX wants to transmit to the sector how to evolve along this line, showing examples and transferring the knowledge gained through a series of workshops.
To develop a research process focused on design as a way of creating an added-value factor in clothing, in the real and virtual environment.
To develop an experimental process focused on the validation of predictive models of behaviour of applications / finishes on textiles in the real and virtual environment.
Develop prototypes of high added value
To transfer the results to the industry and promote design as generator of added-value factors in textile.
The successful outcome of the project will be the definition and validation of predictive models of behavior of applications / finishes on textiles in the real and virtual world. These models will be supported by a sample book with the applications on textiles being researched and prototypes displaying the results.
A further result of the project will be a range of real prototypes showing how the marriage between research and design creates an added-value factor.
Additionally, the project will organise a series of events designed to transfer the results to manufacturers and promote design as the origin of added-value factors in clothing.
This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.
GRANT NUMBER: IMAMCI/2019/1
MORE INFORMATION IN THE NON-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES PLAN
- Year: 2019
- Status: En ejecución
- Entity: IVACE