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When FAshion Intersects with math

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Fashion Marketing
Arithmetic

Selling & Buying
Dimensions
Mathematics
Fashion Designing
- Inch (")
- Centimeter (cm)
- Millimeter (mm)
When Fashion Intersects with math
Similar to ordinary Marketing, Fashion Marketing
= math + the understanding of consumer need + the ability to recognize trends.
Subtraction
Addition
Multiplication
Division
Line Graph
Pie graph
Climate Graph
...
Measurements
Dimension
- Patterns
- Asymmetrical hems
- Prints/Colors
Geometry
Optical Illusion
- 1D 2D 3D
"A one-dimensional thread creating a two-dimensional fabric for a three-dimensional body"
A knitwear designer once stated
Fashion Dimensions
Dai Fujiwara
After he made some mathematical discoveries concerning eight geometries that shape all 3-dimensional topology, it inspired him to design a collection base on geometry.

= 3.14159265359
Optical Illusion
the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change.
- Usually Made Up of angles, squares, speed, geometry,
lines, spirals, triangles, circles and space

- Geometry, arithmetic and algebra are the main mathematical concepts that directly relate to Optical illusion.
Fashion
I WANT TO PLAY A GAME
Instructions:
- 4 Volunteers
- 1 Square, 1 Triangle, 1 Circle
- Now create your own design!
Alberta Rose Education Centre Blog." Alberta Rose Education Centre Blog. n.d. Web. 02 June 2015.

"Career Interview: Fashion Designer." Career Interview: Fashion Designer. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2015

Switches., Boat Stability And. Fancy Stuff Related to Two Connected Sticks. (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 02 June 2015.

Bertoletti, John C,
How fashion designers use math,
Facts on File, 2009, Print

Gerval, Olivier,
Fashion Concept to Catwalk,
A&C Black, France, 2007, Print
Bibliography
SA=6s^2
V=s^3
If Sammy borrowed $130,000 from the bank for a limited-edition crocodile Hermès bag, at a 5% interest rate for 2 years. What will be the interest that she has to pay?
If the Hermès increases 5% every 3 years, and she wants to sell it after 9 years of use. Is this a good investment? How much more/less valuable?
Questions:
Answers:
1. $13,000

2. Yes, she will earn $6,500.
1 Dimension
2 Dimensions
3 Dimensions
$190 X 6.6 = $1,254
$1,259.76 X 1 = $1,259.76
=
Chloe wants to wrap a present in a box for Sarah. The
top and bottom of the box is 8 in. by 3 in., the sides are
both 3 in. by 2 in. and the front and back are 8 in. by 2 in.
How much wrapping paper will Chloe need to wrap the
present?
Geometry
- A branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.

Circumference =
D = 2 R
Area = (5xixj)/2
At first glance, mathematics might not seem an obvious source of inspiration for a fashion designer, but math is actually at the very heart of the catwalk. Professor Sandy Black once stated "When somebody is designing and creating fashion to be worn on the body there's a constant movement between 2D and 3D, which is what fashion designers are doing all the time. For example pattern cutting is really quite technical and quite mathematical: it is actually a form of engineering."
Despite the actual designing part of fashion, the marketing portion will also always involve around mathematics. The understanding of sells, numbers, and profits are essential knowledge to every designer in the business. It is not extravagant to say that mathematics is the principal of fashion.

Triangle: (BxH)/2
Fashion can be found on everywhere in the fashion industry. From a simple inspiring idea to a design on paper, from manufacturing to marketing, all involves around math. Fashion designs are inspired by math almost every day, it is the element that makes designs more creative, appealing, and unique. And it is also the element that keeps the industry profitable through marketing.
Wait! But how is math involved in these plain shirts?
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