UAE students design clothes with DuPont product
Dubai, February 3, 2014
DuPont's lightweight and durable synthetic fibre Tyvek was used to design clothes at an innovative fashion workshop at Zayed University in Dubai.
The workshop was organised and conducted by Anne-Cécile de Chaumont, professor of Space and Product Design, for a group of thirteen students, said a statement.
The participants experimented and explored Tyvek, which has typically been used for industrial packaging, protective covers, protective apparels, graphics, medical packaging and protective membranes for buildings.
Globally, the fibre has been popular with fashion designers due to its strong properties of being breathable, lightweight and easily printable.
This fashion design project was executed over eight weeks by the fourth year students of visual arts, interior designing, animation and graphic designing.
The students created samples and organised photo shoots exploring the properties of Tyvek. During the last two weeks, they worked on enhancing the aesthetic and technical value of their designs.
DuPont also shared Tyvek handbook and samples to further help student understand its technical and aesthetic properties.
Richien Ravi, marketing and sales, DuPont Gulf, said: “Tyvek has been primarily recognised for providing protection, security and safety to a wide variety of industries. We are delighted to collaborate with Zayed University and share DuPont science with our students.
“We are glad that DuPont Tyvek is being applied in fashion designing and helping them experience a new and challenging approach to a creative process,” he said.
“Although applied here in the fashion design field, this material combined with this creative process could also apply in other matters - such as lamp design, furniture design, tablecloth, scenery structures, as this is a really versatile product," added Chaumont. - TradeArabia News Service