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Custom software lets you design your own deconstructed little black dress, have it fit to your measurements, and have it made.

Custom software lets you design your own deconstructed little black dress, have it fit to your measurements, and have it made. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on June 3, 2011.

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Continuum is a user-generated fashion collection. I call it computational couture. It is the application of interactive technologies for bespoke design. 

In short, an app lets you draw a dress, turns it into a 3D model, and exports a cutting pattern to make the real dress, sized to your measurements. A laser cutter or plotter cuts the pattern out of fabric, which is then sewn into the dress. All the designs are unified around the theme of the little black dress, and the triangulation used in the software. This allows basically everyone to create their own innovative dress design.

I have made a prototype of the software and dresses, and now would like to finish the project and make it real: so people can design dresses and actually purchase them or download the pattern. This means finishing the software and website, and setting up production to make the physical dresses and deliver them. 

This Kickstarter is to jump start the production. We're doing things entirely different from how garment production usually works. Also the designs are complex, and we're looking to create an innovative product of high quality, fitting of the term "couture". We're also hoping to do a show in NYC of the Continuum dresses and accompanying photo series of the real women wearing their designs.

You can try the [in progress] software online at www.continuumfashion.com

More info at the project page on my website.

Btw, it's built entirely  using javascript and canvas! So far all the code is written by me. My friend and fellow computational designer, Jenna Fizel, will be joining the team to make the sizing algorithm and create much triangulated awesomeness. 

For our rewards, we have a variety of triangulated designs for men and women, (we'll update with photos), including of course the chance to order your own Continuum dress from your own design and measurements. (In full implementation the dress prices will be calculated dynamically based on the design.) You can be the first to own an item of truly futuristic design process!

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    Triangulated vinyl laptop sticker (cut on a plotter! choice of colors!)

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    5 backers
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    "The Future is an Awesome Place" vinyl laptop sticker (choice of colors!)

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    4 backers
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Continuum 20 postcard set of computational designs

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    2 backers
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Continuum charm necklace with laser-cut letters and mini 3D print of your Continuum dress model

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    12 backers
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Custom cutting pattern and instructions for you to sew your own Continuum dress!

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    39 backers
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    Pledge $45 or more About $45 USD

    Continuum art poster print of user-generated computational designs. Drawn on a plotter!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75 USD

    Hand-made Triangulated leather belt. Mens or Womens, choice of black or brown

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    2 backers
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    Pledge $95 or more About $95 USD

    Hand-made Triangulated T-shirt or tank dress (choice of white, black, or gray cotton jersey) sizes S,M,L

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    17 backers
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300 USD

    Custom made Continuum skirt. Made to measure, Cotton or nylon, Black

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600 USD

    Custom made Leather Triangulated messenger bag. Black

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750 USD

    Custom made Continuum cocktail-length dress. Design it using our software! Made to your measurements. Black Cotton.

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    4 backers
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    Custom made Continuum gown-length dress. Design it using our software! Made to your measurements. Black Cotton.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500 USD

    Custom made Continuum dress and editorial style photo shoot (NYC, Boston, LA, San Diego...ask about availability)

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Funding period

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