Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.
Image: Mattia Santi & Francesca Silvi
Mattia Santi/ Francesca Silvi
Weds, 2-5pm, Rear Second Presentation
The course will introduce the students to programming in Processing within the field of digital fashion design. Students will focus on the interpretation of the body geometry in-built data to develop code-based patterns. The skin, as a medium between body and environment, will be re-interpreted and questioned in its primary functions in order to develop virtual couture that augments body capabilities.
The design process emerges from the use of code-based tools developed in Processing alongside digital platforms such as Maya, Rhino and Grasshopper. The course will engage the students in developing a digital system that will be presented through data visualization diagrams combined with catalogues to demonstrate the adaptability of the system to the variation of the driving parameters.
No previous experience in Processing is required.
Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Wednesday 5th Oct
Digital technologies in fashion design and key studies
Presentation of the research topics and workflow
Introduction to Processing
Session 2: FUNDAMENTALS
Wednesday 12th Oct
Session 3: ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday 19th Oct
Processing data exchange with Grasshopper and Maya
Analysis studies on body geometry
Session 4: DESIGN SYSTEM
Wednesday 26th Oct
Translation of data analysis in design inputs, Development of a design system.
Coding strategies to approach design intents
Session 5: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday 9th Nov
Pattern studies applied to body geometry, Design through parameters
Development of options catalogues
Session 6: DESIGN OUTPUT
Wednesday 16th Nov
Translation of digital simulations in geometries, Finalising design proposals
Session 7: CONCLUSIONS
Wednesday 23rd Nov
Data and geometry visualization, Presentation strategies
Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 30th Nov
Presentation of the design proposals, Discussion with invited guests