Reshape is the first AI-assisted group based on circular design strategies

How can we reuse fabric and prevent textile waste before and after consumption?

fashion industry The garment manufacturing thus represents one of the more resource-intensive sectors with a linear economy of take-and-take in the mainstream. Currently, more than two-thirds of the climatic impact of clothing stems from production alone: ​​fibres, spinning, weaving, and wet processing. With 53 million tons of fiber produced each year and 87% ending up in landfills, the industry pollutes the environment and wastes precious resources.

But what if we could prevent that and restore the value? With its “Reconfiguration” series, Solve Studio provides the answer.

Refashion is the world’s first circular fashion system that uses pre-designed multifunctional fabric blocks and creates many styles by using and reusing the same fabric with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Re-designed jumpsuit that can be displayed and reassembled into other styles from the collection

Photography by Alexandra Petko, scenography by Vlad Usyak

Designed to ‘reshape’ the circular economy

To process the textile texture reuse, Multidisciplinary team Develop innovative product design and manufacturing process based on a new circular design strategy. They plan to implement this process through automated manufacturing/recovery planning and AI-assisted design. After three years of cooperation, the first step of the project was successfully completed by creating a proof-of-concept kit with the same name as the system – Reconfiguration.

The collection was created using three pre-engineered, multi-functional fabric blocks, made from Tencel and GOTS certified organic cotton. The series contains more than 10 different styles: a top, four dresses, a skirt, a bolero, two jumpsuits and a reversible jacket. Besides showing the versatility of fabric moulds, each piece of clothing can easily be taken apart, re-engineered, and remanufactured into other company-wide styles, after being returned by the end user.


Lagom jacket is reversible and renewable

In collaboration with a team from the Chair of Interaction-Based Systems and Communications, Institute of Computer Science, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, via Prof. Dr. André Corti and Prof. Dr. Simon Meyer, I foresee this approach to increase service in the supply chain and thus enable scalable circular economies in the apparel industry” Christina Dunn, circular fashion researcher and founder of SOLVE, explains.

The AI-assisted circular design strategy will be the first of its kind, in which human creativity is enhanced by AI. Today’s new design strategy is limited to manual assembly and reassembly of patterns. Future research will focus on exploring the possibilities of manufacturing circular design strategy through automation and artificial intelligence.

Lagom reverse jacket. Lagom can be formulated as “not too little, not too much, just right” in Swedish


Måne top (moon top) can be converted into other styles such as Orka bolero


Nordlys Renewable, Waste Free, Reversible Dress (Front/Back)


Reverse Nordlys dress


For the Mångata dress, two pre-designed blocks of fabric were used

Pre-designed multifunctional fabric blocks can build any style from the set

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This dress is made of Tencel lyocell certified organic cotton and GOTS

This dress is made of Tencel lyocell certified organic cotton and GOTS

All styles are made from certified natural fibers

All styles are made from certified natural fibers

Orca bolero in GOTS certified organic cotton.  Orka means

Orca bolero in GOTS certified organic cotton. Orka means “obtaining energy”

The most convenient (for use and environment) kimono fin (friend) is made of one piece of cloth

The most convenient (for use and environment) kimono fin (friend) is made of one piece of cloth

Project information:

Noun: Reshape
Designer: studio solution

Principal designer: Christina Dunn

Photography by: Alexandra Petko

scenography by: Vlad Usyak

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Edited by: Cristina Petredo | Designbaum