Modelling, design, styling and perception of textiles and garments


International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 9 May 2008


Zeng, X. and Koehl, L. (2008), "Modelling, design, styling and perception of textiles and garments", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 20 No. 3.



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Modelling, design, styling and perception of textiles and garments

The engineering of aesthetic and functional requirements in textile fabrics and garments has been a topic of research and development for many years. With new materials and processes and with new end uses, this continues to preoccupy researches even more so nowadays. The modelling of the performance of a textile, the design and styling of a garment and its perception are areas that are covered in this special issue, which consists of five extended research papers carefully chosen from the CESA multiconference on Computational Engineering in System Applications which took place between the 4 and 6 of October 2006 in China.

These papers are being presented in the following order:

Paper 1 by M. Dimassi et al. presents an efficient and reliable method of image analysis of porous fabrics focusing in two important aspects; one is the estimation of the PSD function taking into account the geometric aspect of pores, and second the analysis of liquid wicking in very thin filter media.

Paper 2 by M.A. Nazarboland and his colleagues discusses the development of a software tool; UniverFiltere which is capable of geometrical modelling of 3D woven fabrics, interfacing with CFD tools to numerically determine the fluid (and more specifically liquid) flow path and simulating the filtration process by introducing particles of various shapes and sizes.

Paper 3 by Yu Chen et al. presents some of their recent work of optimizing the estimation of ease allowance of a garment using fuzzy logic and sensory evaluation.

Paper 4 investigates the perception created by clothing style and semantic space by Ying Wang et al. The results of this study could be applied to establish the relationship between customers' feelings and design attributes.

The final Paper 5 of this issue is about colour by Yan Chen and Zhi-ge Chen and it tries to identify the components and characteristics of color perception and to establish the basis for color perception description and evaluation.

Professor G. K. Stylios and his Guest Editors for this Special Issue would like to thank the organisers of the CESA multiconference for permitting the selection and publication of the papers contained in this special issue and would also like to thank the referees of these papers for their comments and support of this publication.

Xianyi Zeng and Ludovic KoehlGuest Editors