Chinese Seal Clasp–Meeting technology and elegance with functional goals
1 PhD Architect, Professor Faculty of Architecture - University of Lisbon, Researchers and CIAUD-permanent member of the Research Centre for Architecture, Urban Planning and Design FA-UL
2 PhD Student, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon – FA-UL, 1349-055 Polo Universitário – Alto da Ajuda, Lisboa, Portugal
This study comes within the framework of a PhD course in Design, which is the continuation of a Masters degree research in Fashion Design, searching for wardrobe technology and innovation, through the use of three-dimensional computer-aided design and printing, with it’s use already popular in areas related to product development and design, as well as architecture, translating and adapting, integrating it into the world of Fashion. The intent of this project is to present solutions that promote a new and versatile product, allowing for a different kind of aesthetic. This will be achieved and presented through planning and prototyping, thus creating a new clasp for fashion products. This research will result in a finished clasp, with its purpose and function being tested, in order to achieve concrete results, thus creating an innovative technology to be part of a fashion collection that allows the transformation of the suntan marks left by female swimwear. This will result in the creation of designs and drawings on the body, using shapes inspired by the Oriental Zodiac Signs, as well as colours drawn from the five elements of Feng Shui, which are also present in the Western Astrological Signs.
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