Saturday, May 6, 2023

Insufficient Allure

Read full text and please let's chat about this in the comments.
I have questions.

The abstract says

Creative pattern cutting really pushes the boundaries of design. It is a luxury that breaks all traditional rules. The whole process, however, is costly, in both the use of cloth and the time it takes to produce a pattern. This article examines creative cutting from final year fashion students. It celebrates the students' individual philosophies towards creative cut and examines how the industry promotes pattern cutting to students as a viable career option. The role of the pattern cutter can have as much glamorous allure as the role of the designer, although it is at a lower key. Its allure comes from creative satisfaction and integrity. The article also discusses the realistic and commercial cost implications in the production of creatively cut garments and suggests pragmatic ways to maintain this luxurious creativity with cost effectiveness.

The tone is off. The place that the article is coming from feels like an AI wrote it; a topic was arbitrarily chosen and a set of quotes and citations were recited. It doesn't hang together, the abstract sounds like a different article and the conclusion is inconsequential. 

I have tried to read this for almost a year. I finally staggered through part of it today.
And the point of this was ?
(if you know more about this, explain please)

1 comment:

  1. I came across this about 6 months ago randomly, I think I was searching for zero waste patterns, and this popped up. I read it and it made no sense at all. I went back and re-read it a week later and it still was pretty much incomprehensible to me. If you have any idea on the point its trying to make, I'd be interested to hear it. Megan.


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