An innovative design system for personalized design of swimsuit

Yi Fan Zhang, Yan Luximon, Ameersing Luximon

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Under the constantly changing production and marketing conditions including globalization, the fashion apparel industries are frequently restructuring to maintain customers and sustain competitiveness. One of the methodologies adopted by manufacturers includes mass customization, which attempts to produce near custom made product at near mass production cost. Since swimwear requires tighter fit tolerance and still has fashion content, it has been used in this study to illustrate the ease of design change, design modification, and customization. Multi-style design of swimsuit is very demanding and time-consuming if traditional design methods are applied. Swimsuit manufacturers require systems with the capacity to deal with garment design process as a whole, including possibilities to work directly within a 3D graphic environment. However, it is realised that one of the major challenges in garment design concerns the physically-based simulation of production and 3D visualization. An innovation method consisting of a computer-aided design (CAD) system, allowing the designer to perform multi-style swimsuit design on a customized virtual human body, is presented in this paper. The 3D visualization and personalization of the simulation results are presented to help the designers to preview and determine whether the design of the swimsuit is satisfactory and then obtain feedback to improve their designs iteratively. The new functions of the virtual system provide the abilities to perform intelligent design of various swimsuit styles and materials for different body parts according to individual design requirements. The advantages of innovative design method for swimsuit have been discussed in this paper and examples have been provided to illustrate the ease of use CAD in design simulation and innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-632
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Donghua University (English Edition)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2010


  • CAD system
  • Multi-style design
  • Personalization and visualization
  • Swimsuit design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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