CYCLIST SAFTEY GARMENT
SMART GARMENT THAT IMPROVES VISIBILITY AND COMMUNICATION
Focus: Digital Garment Workflow
Duration: 3 Weeks
Skills: Opportunity Analysis, Prompt Engineering, Sketching, Pattern Making, Digital Prototyping
Software: Text-to-image AI, GravitySketch, CLO 3D, KeyShot, Photoshop
I wanted to combine my love of cycling and apparel design together into one project. This concept uses experimental technology and had an experimental development process. I used AI tools, GravitySketch, CLO 3D, and Keyshot to bring it to life.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THIS PROJECT
I learned how to take a digital garment from idea to final conceptualization. I learned how to use AI tools, GravitySketch and CLO 3D synergistically to create a digital garment. I also learned about smart textiles and garment construction.
An average of 74 Canadians die in cycling collisions each year; 73% of those incidents involved a collision with a motor vehicle. Most cycling injuries and deaths occur between 4pm and 8pm—during rush hour and as it gets dark.
To help Canadian cyclists stay safe, I am developing a safety garment that uses turn signals and brake lights. This will improve communication with drivers and increase visibility in the dark.
I used a text to image AI generator to come up with some unique concepts and inspiration. This tool is super powerful and has supercharged my workflow.
Then I hand sketched an overlay on top of my reference.
Then I jumped into GravitySketch, a VR design tool. This app allowed me to rig a mannequin on a bike and draw the turn signal lights thin air. Then I walked around each version to check visibility at different angles.
I finalized my design in CLO 3D, a fabric simulator. Then I brought the geometry into KetShot for rendering.