The fashion industry is going through a major transformation with the advent of digital technologies. This study presents a comparison of the traditional and digital methods of making swimwear patterns using Adobe Illustrator. The study aims to identify the benefits and challenges of using Adobe Illustrator as a digital tool for patternmaking. The study compares traditional and digital methods’ efficiency, accuracy, and sustainability by studying and applying the basic principles of drafting swimwear patterns. The results show that digital methods using Adobe Illustrator can significantly reduce production time, increase pattern-making accuracy, and improve the sustainability of the production process. The study also highlights challenges in adopting digital tools, such as the need for specialised skills and the high cost of software and hardware. The paper concludes with designing teaching curricula in swimwear patterns using Adobe Illustrator to prepare fashion students for digital transformation in the industry, especially emerging companies in the field of fashion. The findings of this study provide valuable insights to fashion designers, educators, and industry practitioners on the potential benefits and challenges of adopting digital tools in clothing pattern-making, and the need to develop appropriate educational curricula to prepare future professionals for digital transformation in the fashion industry.
Afifi, Soha Rafek Ibrahim; Qurashi, Wafaa Abdel-Rady; and Gabr, Bahira Gebaly
"Digital Transformation in Swimwear Pattern-Making: A Comparative Study of Traditional Vs. Digital Methods using Adobe Illustrator,"
Journal of Art, Design and Music: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55554/2785-9649.1028
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