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Fashion gets physical

Mar 2004

Next time you are trapped inside a neon-lit changing room trying on a possible clothes purchase, you might think of calling a mathematician, rather than a sales assistant, to help work out why those trousers aren’t hanging just right. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Santiago in Chile have begun to solve the equations governing the way in which fabric drapes, and hope that their work will help make shopping a little easier in the future.

 

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Elements of Draping Cerda, E., L. Mahadevan and J. Passini,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) , 101 (7), 1806-10, 2004. [View PDF] [Download PDF]