POSTURE COUTURE

POSTURE COUTURE

CLOTHING THAT HELPS YOU STAND UP STRAIGHT

TECHNIQUES

STORY

SolidWorks, Photoshop, AutoCAD, rapid prototyping (3D printing), mould making, casting.

This was my major project for the final year of my undergraduate degree. I have a serious slouching problem and wanted to create a simple way of correcting it. I thought “what if you could have clothing that would make you stand up straight?” I was inspired by the BioForm bra which comprised of a supportive plastic moulding which was stitched directly to the bra. My aim was to create a supportive element that could be stitched directly to clothing to correct posture. Though, rather than “correcting” posture, it was more of as a “reminder” –when you stood incorrectly it would dig into you, causing you to use your own muscles to stand up properly.

To make the plastic element I created wax moulds (created in SolidWorks) from which I then created silicone mould tools to cast the plastic posture elements. I also made a small range of clothes which the posture elements were stitched to which isn’t shown here.

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