The structural method of modular system expressed in contemporary fashion design

현대 패션디자인에 표현된 모듈러 시스템의 구조방식

  • Yoon, Jeong-A (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Seowon University) ;
  • Lee, Younhee (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2014.08.18
  • Accepted : 2014.10.06
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study attempted to figure out the usage of the modular system in other fields through literature review and empirical study, analyze its structural method in fashion. After analyzing architecture & product-related books, the Internet data and previous studies, the modular system's five structural methods were obtained. Then, 991 photos of women's clothes from 2003 to 2014 were collected through the fashion websites in Korea and abroad. The results can be summarized as follows: First, the following five structures were derived: assembling structure, overlapping structure, arrangement structure, inserting structure and folding structure. Second, according to analysis on the structural method of the modular system in modern fashion, overlapping structure (34%) was the most common. Third, in fashion, the use of fastener for installation and removal is important for assembling structure. In terms of overlapping structure, 3D volume by vertical accumulation was commonly observed. Arrangement structure revealed a horizontal and flat shape through simple arrangement. In inserting structure, on the contrary, non-standardized modules were used as a part of clothes or decorative elements. In folding structure, origami technique for reduction and expansion was used.


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