3D Virtual Prototyping Traces New Avenues for Fashion Design and Product Development: A Qualitative StudyPapahristou E* and Bilalis N
Technical University of Crete, School of Production Engineering and Management, Kounoupidiana, 73100, Crete Greece, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Papahristou E
Technical University of Crete
School of Production Engineering and Management
Kounoupidiana, 73100, Crete Greece, Greece
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 24, 2017; Accepted Date: April 27, 2017; Published Date: April 30, 2017
Citation: Papahristou E, Bilalis N (2017) 3D Virtual Prototyping Traces New Avenues for Fashion Design and Product Development: A Qualitative Study. J Textile Sci Eng 6: 297. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000297
Copyright: © 2017 Papahristou E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Design, Development and Production have largely relied on the same, often manual, methods despite all the technological advances happening in the world outside of fashion and apparel. Ten years ago, academic research (by contrast to the existing 3D virtual software solutions) posited about clothing companies complaints’ on the lack of effective garment-oriented CAD packages to design directly in 3D and provide the model list with tools for shape modelling and cloth behaviour simulation. Although, common place in other sectors, 3D virtual prototyping in the apparel industry has been slow and complex. A qualitative research investigating the level of the technology implementation in the early adopters, the vision of the big corporations, entrepreneurs and professional users for the global clothing and fashion industry as well as the challenges, opportunities and barriers that need to be overcome in order for digital prototype to accelerate business processes on an integrated basis.