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The bra design process ‐ a study of professional practice

C.H.M. Hardaker (Department of Textiles and Fashion, School of Design and Manufacture, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
G.J.W. Fozzard (Department of Textiles and Fashion, School of Design and Manufacture, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 October 1997

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Abstract

States that bra design is a highly specialized process requiring a combination of design creativity, precision pattern making skills and a detailed knowledge of fabric performance. Although there is substantial published material cataloguing the historical origins of the garment, there is little information documenting the bra design and manufacture. Examines the design process, following a survey of professional designers. Describes a common framework along with the variations in individual working methods. Emphasizes the high dependence on heuristic knowledge and the reliance on physical prototyping in the design cycle.

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Hardaker, C.H.M. and Fozzard, G.J.W. (1997), "The bra design process ‐ a study of professional practice", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 311-325. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556229710175795

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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