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Technology for Fashion

The use of digital tools adds value and know-how to each course, thanks to a choice of quality and effective products, like computers from Apple, tablets from Wacom, software packages from Adobe, AutoDesk and other major vendors in the vertical and horizontal market. The perfect mix of software and hardware technologies offers a platform upon which students can build their own expertise and bring it in the real world of fashion with a perfect and seamless transition.

In our classes, 2D and 3D graphics and CAD/CAM allow for design and simulation of single elements and entire projects, combining ideas and tools to obtain the best results in terms of effectiveness and visual representation. At the same time students have the opportunity to enhance their portfolio and creative communication through the best platforms and tools offered by today’s technologies.

Beyond traditional software packages, whose tools and features are applied to our course streamline according to the needs and the classes and labs activities, we adopt vertical software for specialized learning and lab activities like CAD/CAM products for fashion (The Style Studio) or reverse engineering and rapid prototyping (Rapidform XOR). Our attention to the evolution of technology and market trends allows us to be always ready for change in the choice of these tools and offer our students the best and most current and powerful technologies in addition to traditional skills and methodologies.

Some of the horizontal software products used in F&DL’s classrooms and labs:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • AutoDesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
  • Apple iWork Suite (Pages, Keynote)

Some of the vertical software products used in F&DL’s classrooms and labs:

  • LECTRA Modaris (flat pattern making, grading, and 3D virtual prototyping)
  • NedGraphics applications and tools for color design and management
  • TESEO Pragma CAD/CAM tools for shoes and handbags 2D and 3D design and cutting management
  • Plasma CAD application for fashion models 3D simulation from 2D design

Note: F&DL always keeps up to the latest development and advancements in fashion and design software and hardware to give students the best know-how and skills related to current methodologies and processes in design and production.