After an introductory chapter on the concept of body beauty, a first group of chapters discuss innovations in the manufacture of brassieres, including developments in breast measurement and sizing, innovations in bra design and improvements in bra pattern technology. The following sequence of chapters reviews key developments in girdles. Topics discussed include innovations in girdle design and use and research on the physiological effects of body shapers. The book concludes by assessing developments in intimate apparel with special functions such as sports bras, and innovation in knitted and seamless intimate apparel.
Innovation and technology of women's intimate apparel is a standard reference for designers and engineers working in this important area of the textile industry.
- Reviews the technological and innovative developments of ladies intimate apparel
- Describes the research principles and scientific understandings of size, materials, pattern and fit to achieve functional and technical design
- Written by leading experts in the field
Fan, JProfessor Jintu Fan was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989 and is now Professor at the prestigious Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has many publications in the area of clothing science and technology. He has also received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the US Fiber Society.
Ng, S-PDr Sun-Pui Ng is a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, Dr Simon Harlock is the Textile and Apparel Development Manager at Media Innovations Ltd, UK.