|▲ The works of the DNA festival|
|▲ Designer Jung So-yoon’s personal work|
In October, the Department of Clothing at Changwon University, held a Digital Fashion Show. The 30th Changwon University Fashion Festival, which was unveiled on October 25, was planned and produced in accordance with the non-face-to-face situation and a digital environment. The theme of this festival is DNA: Digital Nature Artwork, where digital fashion shows and works can be found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6kquvi2R0M) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cwnufashion/). To hear more vivid information about the Department of Clothing and the festival, The Campus Journal met Jung So-yoon, a senior in the Department of Clothing.
In the Department of Clothing, students can experience various fields of the fashion industry. In addition, the students understand basic areas of each field, such as materials, planning, design, production, distribution, and sales of fashion products, and acquire relevant knowledge for this. Representative occupational groups include fashion designers, fashion merchandisers, colorists, stylists, textile and technical designers, textile product managers, and clothing engineers.
The festival was designed to use the newly introduced textile printer this year. In the preparation process, which began this summer, the Department of Clothing, recruited designers for the fashion shows. The team was finalized through their first zoom meeting. 12 designers teamed up with 3-4 people to showcase costumes with various concepts. Since then, costume work has been carried out with concept decisions by team: personal style design, textile pattern design, basting work, pattern printing, color material and subsidiary material purchase, real production, and coordination planning. From August, when pattern printing began, plans for video and lookbook shooting were carried out. Video and lookbook filming were conducted at the end of September, and the 30th Fashion Festival was finally released on October 25.
The fabric of these printed works’ pattern was designed with digital CAD as DTP. Digital CAD refers to a digital program that helps plan, modify, and optimize designs more easily. Students used not only the Textile CAD program, but also the Adobe Graphics Program, "Illustrator," to conduct design work. DTP, Digital Textile Printing, is a printing system in which designed images are printed directly on fabric using an inkjet method. It has the advantage of being able to print the desired design on the desired fabric, enabling custom-made customization.
The name of the team's collection, which Jung So-yoon participate in, was Cool Countryside, inspired by the Chopova Lowena 2021 S/S Ready To Wear Collection. The team, developed a textile design under the theme of harmony between Check and Art. In addition, fringe details were used jointly by the team to add a country feeling. The textile pattern used in this work was developed according to the color set with the team, and another check was placed on top of it. Then, an artwork pattern was developed and layered once more. Jung So-yoon said, "I focused on capturing Check and Artwork in one textile pattern in harmony," and added, "Previously, clothes were made using solid fabric, so I focused on color matching, but this time it was difficult to design them to match colors and patterns." Since there were restrictions on the fabric that could be printed with a printer, Jung So-yoon, who valued color, made it using a thin poly fabric that showed the clearest color after test printing.
Jung So-yoon expressed her feelings about this festival, saying, “In the costume production process conducted by most students, everything from design to production was actively carried out, but it was regrettable that the fabric had to be bought from the market. However, this festival was very enjoyable work because my design was reflected in every process, from direct design to fabric production, and physical production. I'm most proud of that part. On the one hand, since it was the first fashion show to be held using this process, there were many trials and errors, and many wasted fabrics. With this year's experience, in the future, I hope that colorful fashion shows can be held with various designs and reduce the waste of fabric by thinking of, "sustainability." Lastly, I would like to thank Professor Kim Se-jin for her overall help. In addition, the festival was able to proceed smoothly with the help of many people. Thank you to everyone who worked hard.”
By Jo Soo-bin, editor-in-chief email@example.com
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