The T/Shirt Issue was a project started in 2008 that was focused on designing the first 3D shirt. Unlike most 3D fashion this concept was to create a shirt without the use of the highly acclaimed 3D printing, and looking more towards 3D digital sculpting; creating digital portraits, personalizing a shirt to an individuals body frame.
The T/Shirt Issue used 3 people who were digitally scanned. The scan was then put into a 3D file linking the biographical memory into a digital twin of each person’s body, generating a 1 of 1 garment.
The digital data was then transformed into a 2D sewing pattern something reminiscent of origami or paper folding. Laser cutting was used to cut and define the edges of jersey fabric and interfacing; fabric that gives the garment its stiffened dimension.
The T/Shirt Issue at first glance is viewed as complex but the simplicity of overall garment is user-friendly and a spin on the basic T.