This workshop brought together the knowledge and experience of the FIT and MIT faculty, industry professionals, and guest speakers. Students explored 3D printing for design and production, artificial intelligence for predicting trends and creating fabric patterns, wearable technology, and garments that can be transformed into other apparel. Although some of the projects were conceptual, those concepts can help solve real-world problems, such as diversifying design, reducing the need for redundant garments or sections of one’s wardrobe, and making more comfortable, functional clothing.
The events and accomplishments of the workshop were covered in WWD. Both schools have expressed interest in repeating the program in the future.