Design and Product Development

The Exploration of Geometric Modular System in Textile and Apparel Design

  • Chanjuan Chen (Kent State University)


The fashion industry today is plagued withlarge quantities of textile waste. The waste of resources caused by fastfashion because of the short-term life cycle of each garment has awakened wideconcern in society. To investigate the concept of modularity in textile andapparel design and explore the possibilities of creating fitted garmentsallowing more modular design options, the researcher focused on creating twomodular designs based on a modular system to test out the effectiveness of thedesign research. The purpose of this design research was to develop a modularsystem for textile and apparel design allowed for the creation of fittedgarment constructions to elevate the potential of modular design and provide aframework for research in modular design practice.

Keywords: modular system, Transformation, modularity

How to Cite:

Chen, C., (2019) “The Exploration of Geometric Modular System in Textile and Apparel Design”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019