Owner of apparel brand Socialite Clothing, Stephanie Kleinjan will showcase her experience and learnings from integrating Tukatech’s 3D virtual sample-making at the upcoming PI Apparel Show in Long Beach, CA.
During the event dedicated to fashion technology, key players of “Fast Fashion”, will share their experiences adopting fashion technology, and discuss how fashion technology can be improved or better-implemented.
3D printing still needs to prove itself in the fashion industry. Stephanie Kleinjan wanted to exploit the 3D technology now before “buyers even know they will be demanding this in the future.”
Iris Van Herpen, a designer, also took advantage of the technology. During Paris Fashion Week, she brought 3D printing in the scene silicon “Bird” dress and skeletal pieces made using 3D printing.
The use of Tukatech’s TUKA3D application
Tukatech’s TUKA3D application is a virtual fit and sample making software with real-time motion simulation for fit and design analysis.
In practice, Socialite built a set of styles virtually before cutting and sewing physical garments. Thanks to the software, the team was able to drape the garments on virtual fit models, examine tension maps that reveal where the cloth is tight or loose, and display the styles in different colorways to buyers and designers.
“We include custom virtual models and motions because it’s really the only way to use a 3D system for fit analysis,” says Ram Sareen, Tukatech’s Founder and Head Coach. “If you’re not analyzing fit with real-time motion simulation, then you’re not getting the most out of your 3D system.”
The 3D software also proves its users that it can reduce production time by months as well as reduce production costs.
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