Seamless garment creation has attracted substantial research and is currently growing in its commercial applications. This paper reports a study which aims to invent an approach of integrating textile and fashion designs in seamless fashion creation. Based on the current industrial bi-axial weaving machine, a study was carried out to expand and invent weaving techniques with particular reference to double nterlacing toward a type of weaving seamless fashion (SWF) for developing a creative process and product of woven textiles and fashion. The method and theory of creating seamless woven fashion (SWF) were built upon certain hypotheses, experiments and analyses. Results show that by deploying advanced computer aided design systems, the production of seamless woven fashion (SWF) using multi-layer weaving techniques and a combination of stable and shape changeable fibers can be manufactured efficiently with a relatively simplified procedure that optimizes the design and manufacture process as opposed to the convention of fashion creation. It is envisaged that the results of this study will provide an alternative method of fashion creation, widen the creative and esthetical dimensions of textile and fashion design, and will enhance further research in these areas of integrated textile and fashion design systems.
- Seamless garment
- Integrated design