Tailoring, one of the world’s oldest crafts, comes together with future-facing technology in Neuro, a new digital-only process conceived by French designer Clément Balavoine. Inspired by video game and movie concept artists, Balavoine creates clothes using 3D software, then fits the garments on virtual models. His process enables designers to create and visualize any design in 360 degrees without having to sew a stitch.
Instead, 2D patterns can be virtually cut before 3D gravity simulators show how the chosen fabric might fall and move. Each item can be digitally customized with different colors and textures. Balavoine proposes using laser-cutting machines or 3D printers to produce the clothes – a process that enables designers to digitally tailor particular garments for specific customers. Blurring the distinctions between handmade and machine-made, bespoke and ready-to-wear, Neuro offers clothing design for an age of ever advancing technology.