Annie TranDAB Fashion Design Honours Undergraduate StudentProject Design & Development
Chris HancockData Arena Software DeveloperTechnical Support
Annie's aquarium is a conceptual playground exploring digital fashion and its capability to minimise waste.
The collection draws inspiration from waste sculptures and systems of aquatic life.
In the beginning Annie's Aquarium explored thrift and waste as a resource for renewal and innovation. With the wider interest in digital methods for fashion; Annie Tran saw an opportunity to use 3D software such as CLO-3D, Blender, and UE4 to challenge traditional materials and fashion processes.
The video animation (below) introduces the world of Annie's Aquarium. It advances traditional turntable and runway motions to showcase the cloth and material simulation of each garment in her collection.
Annie's Aquarium gameplay showcases a third person mode - one viewer roams the underwater environment using a Playstation PS3 Control. The search leads to encounters with various avatars dressed in garments designed by Annie Tran. Users can change avatar - to progress under the guise of the discovered avatar. There is a beautiful world of seaweeds, rocks and shells created on the seabed.
Rendered for the Data Arena's 3D stereoscopic display, the 360-degree view is deeply immersive. The tranquil underwater environment sets the context behind this collection.
The Fashion Garment Display was created with a collection of software which includes: UE4, CC3, SP, CLO3D.
For more information on this work, please see Annie's project website: http://www.anniesaquarium.com
UTS continues its research and development in Digital Fashion in 2022 with undergraduate teaching in Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles in the DAB (Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building) - see UTS Course 88834
There's further information in Higher Degree Research in Digital Fashion at UTS.
In collaboration with NSW TAFE, the NSW Govt, and the Australian Fashion Council, UTS has formed the UTS Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Fashion + Textiles
There is more information about the initiative here: UTS and TAFE NSW unite for a sustainable fashion future