Textile Selection for Clothing Design by Visual Information

Shigeru Inui
Division of Kansei and Fashion Engineering, Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES), Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER), Shinshu University, Japan

Nobuyuki Ishiodori
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan

Keiko Miyatake
Faculty of Home Economics, Kyoritsu Wemwne’s University, Japan

Tomoharu Ishikawa
Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Japan

Yosuke Horiba
Division of Fiber Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:47, s. 567-573

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Clothing designers select textiles for clothes in the process of clothing design. The experiments are conducted to find out how far clothing designers can select textiles for clothes only by the visual information. Textiles for the experiment were selected in the condition that those are used for jackets; long pants and skirts sold in Japanese department stores. Eight chemical crape georgette textiles were selected. The images or movies to show visual information of the textiles were discussed with some experienced clothing designers and determined seven kinds of images such as a close up of cloth or gather. The images were taken in a dark room and the textiles are well-illuminated. The subjects were told the guideline of clothing design and asked to draw a clothing design picture. The subjects were asked to watch the visual images of the eight textiles on the computer screen; and to rate each textile if it is suitable to their clothing design on a scale of one to ten. After that; the textiles were handed to the subjects; and then they were asked to rate in the same manner. The method to transfer information of textile is verified to compare the rate in the case of textile images and in the case of sight and haptic of real textile. It is suggested that textiles for clothes can be selected to some extent only by visual information.


Clothing design; textile selection; visual information; online


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