In this webinar, Jessica Basey breaks down several design aspects geared to optimise outdoor apparel for the conditions and activities they may be used in. To lay the foundations, Jessica discusses the importance of continued user input during production, paired with laboratory testing, to effectively assess an item’s user suitability.
With these principles established, the webinar continues to explore several specific design features implemented to encourage greater cohesion between item and user. With a focus on supporting physiological and ergonomic needs, these examples illustrate conscious and intuitive design across various aspects of outdoor apparel, which work to maximise thermal comfort, aid manoeuvrability and improve the user experience.
Jessica is a junior market intelligence analyst focusing on the Performance, Protective and Smart textiles channels at WTiN. Graduating in 2019 with a 1st Class in BA Hons Contour Fashion, Jessica is specialised in technical sportswear – most notably work with Leicester City Football Club staff to address performance apparel solutions.