Nowadays, the industrialized production system has led to a highly rigid pattern in the fashion industry today, both in terms of design and manufacturing. It has resulted in significant material waste. With the advancement of the Information Age, I aim to use digital technology to provide new solutions for fashion sustainability.
I have proposed a new digital fabrication system for innovative textile design: to generate parametric forms based on human body information and fabricating them into wearable products using integrated additive manufacturing.
The first part involves transforming data obtained from the physical human body into digital models through a parametric system. I utilize my own body as the data source and create various parametric systems in Houdini to translate my body contours into different digital shapes, exploring different methods of parametric generation.
The second part entails an integrated additive manufacturing process to fabricate the parametric models. I create a new textile forming method called "Laser Fiber 3D Printing Process." I design and construct a laser 3D printer that utilizes laser sintering to print layers of fibers, resulting in three-dimensional flexible fabrics.
The third part combines this manufacturing process with the production of sensors, incorporating the printing of flexible sensors during the textile printing process. I experiment with the interaction between 3D printed fabrics and digital media such as sound and visuals. My goal is to integrate tangible textiles with visual, auditory, and other digital media using sensor materials as connectors, creating a mixed-media experience that combines physical body, digital technology, and real materials.
Through this project, I aim to use digital technology to imbue materials with multidimensional value, providing users with interactive experiences through physical materials. Furthermore, I hope to establish a closer emotional connection and interactive relationship between individuals and products.