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Berlin-based Mashallah Design & Linda Kostowski
have created items of clothing by scanning human bodies and using the
data to create sewing patterns. The human form is turned into 3D
patterns of polygons, which are then turned into 2D files and used to
laser cut fabric.
the full story:
Three people are portrayed digitally by scanning their bodies. The
output of this scan is a 3d file, which resolution is defiend by the
amount of polygons, similiar to pixels in a bitmap grafic. Linked with
their biographical memories a digital twin of the body is thus created,
which expands and personifies the garment in a formal-poetic way. The
3d data is turned into 2d sewing patterns by the use of the unfolding
function which is a common tool in industrial design process to make
paper models with, the single fabric pieces and the inner interface
which defines the edges are cut out by the help of a lasercutter.
Making a clothes pattern in this way changes the aestethics of the
garment fundamentally , because in contrary to ordinary
patternconstruction methods unfolding does not matter about
orientations like center front or the shape of a armhole, which frees
the designers imagination in a way that feels fresh and liberate.
As fabric we used sweatshirt jersey as a reference to the common
clichee that berlin is the city which fashionable output lies in making
and painting on t-shirts.