Making Space at the Intersection of Fashion Design & Architecture Using Digital Knitting

Krissi Riewe Stevenson, Jennifer Meakins

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This project uses digital knitting technology to explore human interactions with space through interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and apparel design. Clothing embodies a space around a body and can direct how this body moves within a space, while architecture and interior design create spaces through forms of enclosure that define the body and its experience. This applied research at the intersection of architecture and apparel design resulted in digitally knitted items spanning scale and application to define space in ways that support and connect the user/wearer to their environment. This research suggests that digital knitting and further interdisciplinary collaborations can be used to introduce more sustainable and even circular manufacturing methods to any industries requiring textile goods. By working through values and purpose within the design process a shift in approach to the relationship between the spaces we live within and the clothes we inhabit daily is formed.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInternational Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 ITAA Annual Conference: Innovate to Elevate - Denver, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2022 → …


Conference2022 ITAA Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period11/9/22 → …
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  • Digital Knitting
  • Textile Design
  • Sustainability
  • Circular Design
  • Architecture


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