The Innovative Application of Surface Texture in Fashion and Textile Design

Lin Gong, Jooyoung Shin
2013 Fashion & Textile Research Journal  
This study focuses on 'texture' as one of the most important fashion and textile design elements; in addition, it proposes various applications of it. Surface texture is indispensable in fashion and textile design that also factors heavily into innovative creations. Along with technological advances in the fashion industry, surface texture has derived many new and attractive features that provide more opportunities for designers to show various design concepts. Rather than the surface quality
more » ... fabrics, surface texture in fashion design creates its identity through a manipulation of materials-an application that tends to be primarily for visual effects without being restricted to decorative purposes. The status and significance of surface texture in various creative fields is explored and the evolution of surface texture is traced by analyzing a number of fashion design cases with representative surface textures. The latest feature of surface texture in fashion and textile design is identified to establish a new classification of surface texture with five groups and technical suggestions. This study provides a theoretical basis for this field of study and a new framework that can be employed in the development of surface textures that use innovative techniques as well as the future application of newly-developed textures.
doi:10.5805/sfti.2013.15.3.336 fatcat:pvu6i7phj5cihhp66ng2scjny4