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Modularity in Apparel Production: An Industry-Integrated Investigation

Ngāti Hine / Ngāpuhi

Styled 3D rendering of Kapinua’s Women’s Raglan Product Style
Styled 3D rendering of Kapinua’s Men’s Raglan Product Style
Example of modular product architecture
Images of 3D rendered product

Master of Design

Working with New Zealand manufacturing company Kapinua, this research and development project was supported by Callaghan Innovation, and completed through the university’s Master of Design programme. This body of work looks at how digital technologiscan help create economically-viable, structurally customisable clothing patterns. Sixty seven, 3D-integrated garment styles were developed for the client over the duration of the programme. Through redesigning Kapinua's digital systems, this project suggests that modular models of production might just be a solution to many of the issues the apparel industry is currently facing globally.



Block 12 Level C