Algorithmic Couture is a project aiming to automate the creation of zero waste kimono patterns and digitize traditional haute couture techniques
Algorithmic Couture is a project aiming to automate the creation of zero waste fashion patterns and digitize traditional haute couture techniques to create customized ethical fashion garments. Our goal is to revitalize the production system of fashion design for a more sustainable future by collaborating with fashion designers, machine learning engineers, and digital fabrication specialists.
The project at its core consists of 3 main concepts; Firstly sustainability, through changing a polluting industry through zero waste fashion design. Secondly digitization, through digitizing traditional haute couture techniques into parameters for an automated digital fabrication production system. Lastly customization, through the mass customization of bespoke garments, providing customers power over parameters generated from their body data. With our system, we aim to substantially reduce waste and energy consumption used throughout the creative process in the fashion industry. As the global population grows, our system can provide the materials needed by changing the way we use the materials today. Moreover, automation of the production line automated some jobs and making more meaningful work being presented as creative problems for designers to endeavor. With the rapid growth of technological innovations, we can now look back to the 18th century in a different light. Haute couture is coming back, in a more ethical and sustainable way.
This project was awarded by the Global Change Award 2019 of H&M Foundation.
Project Movie: https://youtu.be/Zrz0PrTvNzM <div