2016 Volume 15 Issue 5 Pages 615-623
Design process of fashion apparel is discussed on the basis of general they of design by H. Yoshikawa et al. in comparison with the design process of usual industrial products, i.e. cell phone, home electronics, car and so on. In case of designs of usual industrial products, many restrictions, which confine designs of products, exist generally. However, in case of designs of fashion apparels, few restrictions on their designs exist. Actually, degrees of freedom on design of fashion apparel are infinitesimally large. Therefore, some restrictions are necessary when a designer of fashion apparels make designs of his own. The aid of this study is to clarify that restrictions confine design processes are determined by past designs of the brand which the designers belongs to and the preferences of the customers who support the brand.