Seamless engineering

Re-thinking the traditional cut & sew approach to the creation of fashion has been a focus of many research projects and conceptual developments recently.

Issey Miyake's A-POC collection utilises computer-enabled manufacturing to produce knitted or woven continuous tubes of fabric, which can be cut into the desired silhouette by the consumer by following a faint outline indicating embedded seams already woven or knitted into the fabric, thus reducing material waste in production while providing custom-made clothing.