High Fashion in Equations

Luible, C. and Volino, P. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.

Abstract: Tailored out of exquisite materials and artful designed patterns, high fashion garments constitute the most sophisticated kind of clothes. The unique manufactured pieces, only affordable for a small circle of clientele, are not only envelopes for the human body, but artworks, visualizing cultural aspects, tendencies and trends. Historical haute couture garments are characterized by an additional aspect: Time specific garment details, which allow their affiliation to certain epoques, become visible. The computation of this kind of art pieces can thus be seen as the most challenging part in the field of virtual garment simulations, an area that was not touched on before. It represents new challenges for the computation system as well as for the realisation of the design. With the 3D animation High Fashion in Equations MIRALab-University of Geneva brought to life virtually 18 Haute Couture garments from the 1950’s to the 1960’s after designs from Marc Bohan, Serge Guerin and Hubert de Givenchy, former assistants of the Swiss couturier Robert Piguet.

  booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM Siggraph 2007 sketches},
  author = {Luible, C. and Volino, P. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {High Fashion in Equations},
  month = aug,
  year = {2007},
  topic = {Virtual Clothing}