Marcella Lim

Contact:
marcellaliminfo@gmail.com
University/School:
The University of Huddersfield
Location:
Huddersfield
Specialism:
Award NomineeDigital MediaFashion DesignFashion TechnologySustainabiltyWomenswear
About Me

Take a look into my world where Digital Technology meets Fashion.

Hi, I'm Marcella. My fascination with digital technology has inspired innovative and creative approach within me to enhance the presentation of my FMP through a Virtual Fashion Show project. The project also resonates with my design ethos where I see sustainability as a design process rather than an end result.

My portfolio creatively displays the realisation of 3 outfits selected from my Final Line Up which draws inspiration from the WABI SABI concept. It will explore how an original idea is developed through detailed research to influence design, fabric, and colour development within the collection. The VFS Project digitally showcase the garment in the global market beyond the limitation of time and space. The virtual clothing customisation feature in CLO 3D use technology to visualise pattern and fabric development, therefore reduce sampling waste during the product development stage.

INSPIRATION

Overcoming Stress from The Modern World's Obsession of Perfection, through The Concept of WABI SABI

The original idea started from my journey in overcoming perfectionism, where the concept of a Japanese art which embraces beauty in the imperfection strikes in and shifts my perspective about living life. Through the art of Kintsugi in WABI SABI, instead of throwing away broken pottery or hiding their flaws, they are mended with gold to highlight them as a part of its beauty and uniqueness. This idea is the antidote of the thrown-away society which I want to bring awareness about within my collection.

The visual inspiration came from WABI SABI principles of nurturing authenticity through recognising "three" simple realities. The transparency and fadedness effect in my garment is to express not being ashamed of showcasing our wound and as a proof that NOTHING LASTS. Wabi Sabi embraces NOTHING IS FINISHED to appreciate the value of process, symbolised by the undone aesthetic style. The unique cut-out inspired by cracks are repaired by tapes to highlight their flaws, representing NOTHING IS PERFECT.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

3D Garment Visualisation Presented in Virtual Catwalk Motions

Virtual Fashion Show of a dress developed from the WABI SABI concept taken from my FMP. This project involves two pattern design software, OPTITEX and CLO 3D. I digitised my first toile pattern of the dress through OPTITEX and transfer the files to CLO 3D for further pattern and fabric exploration, supporting sustainability in the design process by reducing sampling waste. The VFS presents the outfit through detailed fabric properties with its draping and movement from multiangle views. Several PDS skills are covered in this project, such as pattern digitising, advanced pattern and fabric development, virtual 3D sewing, video animation, and HQ image & video rendering.

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in". -Leonard Cohen
Award NomineeDigital MediaFashion DesignFashion TechnologySustainabiltyWomenswear
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