A fabrication technique that allows three-dimensional objects to be physically rendered from a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model by layering and fusing materials together. A subset of additive manufacturing.
A technique of cutting fabric on a diagonal grain. Cutting on the bias allows for more ease on a fitted garment, resulting in an elegant drape over the body. This cutting technique also requires the use of more fabric, making it a common choice for luxurious fitted dresses.
A style of embroidery that traces back to the trade between China, India and the Middle East. Silk threads are embroidered in french knots and satin stitches to create motifs borrowed from Iran, China, India and Europe.
A long, fitted dress worn in China that traces its roots to Manchu dress. With more influence from Western tailoring, darts were used to cut closer to the body. Also referred to as Cheongsam, from the Cantonese.
Designers consider fabric weight and its suitability for making garments. For example, a lightweight fabric such as chiffon is generally considered unsuitable for tailored jackets and trousers. A heavier cotton twill is often used for sturdy uniforms.
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Students Guo Li Le Jessica Suwito Felicia Toh Celestine Wong Gabrielle Yeo
Asian Civilisations Museum
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