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Clothing Appearance and Fit: Science and Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)by Jintu Fan
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In one fully comprehensive book, the authors provide a critical examination of the technological developments and scientific understanding of the appearance and fit of clothing. They bridge the gap between the science of beauty and fashion design and garment evaluation technology, garment drape, and human anthropometrics and sizing.
The book begins by discussing body attractiveness, how it relates to clothing material and design parameters, and classical and contemporary theories of beauty. Chapters present the industry's techniques, methods, and standards for assessing clothing appearance and fit and review the research and development of objective measurement technologies for evaluating clothing appearance and fit. Other topics include coverage of fabric objective measurement, fabric properties and garment drape, the R & D of body measurement, anthropometrics, and sizing systems.
About the Author
Jintu Fan currently holds the positions of Morgan Sesquicentennial Fellow, Professor and Department Chair of Fiber Science and Apparel Design at Cornell University and Professor at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the developer of the world's first and largest apparel knowledge portal on the internet.
Winnie Yu is Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her famous inventions include the 3D body scanner “Cubicam” for customized fit jeans and the first soft mannequin for pressure evaluation of intimate apparel.
Lawrance Hunter is Head of Textile Science at the Nelson Mendela Metropolitan University, South Africa.
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