Laser Focussed – A Guide to Laser Cut Fashion

 

The runway was ready for the new shoot and display. Soon the room would be packed with designers, photographers, press and of course – models, all highlighting the newest trends and looks for the current season in fashion at Melbourne Fashion Week.

There were jungle prints and jackets with clean, sleek lines. Yet, the fine cut scrutiny was not upon the models, but the designers themselves.

To catch a trend before your rival, you really have to be laser focussed. It really is a jungle out there.’

Do you ever think about the process that goes into making the clothes that you wear on your back each day? If we do, the general image would be of a sewing machine, am I right?

I know the picture – my own grandmother is a seamstress/machinist by trade. I can easily picture her sewing room with the said machine on the table and hundreds of fabrics, not to mention the thought of millions of pins on the floor – therefore we learned to tread carefully!

However, there are of course many other ways to make the most desired fashions. Quality laser cutting in Melbourne is one of the many ways to do this.

Laser Cutting:

The use of lasers in fashion can often help bring forth a clear and clean line along the garment. This can be in order to get the perfect cut. It can also help to create a tailored fit for the wearer.

This can also be an innovative technique and, when you’re in the competitive world of fashion and couture, a unique and edgy design could be the difference between you being on trend or being behind the season.

According to the blog post: Laser Cut Fashion – Vision through Versatility, “This method was once reserved for the high-class haute couture of the fashion elite…Today any stylish boutique is likely to have a cornucopia of laser cut fashion options…”

Engraving and Fine Point Details:

It is also possible to use the process for engraving and fine cut art. Lasers were used industrially and practically on a number of materials including wood, metal, plastics and eventually, fabrics.

Often when it comes to intricate artwork in fabrics, this usually references embroidery.

For those readers who are not familiar with it, embroidery is traditionally done through cloth with threads.

However, using lasers and other materials, such as diamantes, fine details can be applied to cloth and other fabrics.

Application to a variety of fabrics:

The benefit of the laser in fashion is that it isn’t restricted to hardwearing materials such as cloth. Its use in textiles can be quite various.

A laser system can be used to cut a variety of fibres, both natural and synthetic. While they have the ability with natural fibres, according to Trotec Laser, “Synthetic fabrics usually respond well to laser processing.”   

Accuracy and Ease:

As my intro suggests, many of us may think of the sewing machine and threads when thinking of the process of creating an article of clothing.

However, by using a laser machine, the accuracy of the laser allows hardly any part of the garment to be touched, which eliminates the potential of warping brought on by movement, which is possible when done by hand.

According to Epilog Laser “The laser attaches to your computer just like a printer.” Depending on the machine, all you have to do is select the correct software and it will do the rest.

Conclusion:

Now, whether you’re into haute couture or you just like a well-tailored jacket and jeans, there is my guide to how laser cutting can create a designer look.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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