This study focuses on the formative characteristics of Hangeul and the transformability implied in its Building Principles, and developed six transformable fashion designs by combining the structural properties of Hangul consonants and the mechanical properties of zippers.
There are four design concepts: First, Hangul consonants are the subject of transformation. Second, zippers are used as tools for shaping and transforming letters. Third, the core of the deformation is the process design that is transformed from flat to three-dimensional according to the use of the zipper. Fourth, sustainable design through a simple pattern of zero waste.
A transformable process is designed considering the shape of the Hangeul consonants and operation of the zipper. The basic design is an one-piece dress with an open structure consisting of one or two rectangular patterns, which includes various transformability. This basic design is transformed according to the opening and closing degree of the zipper and the styling method. In this process, the shape of the letters are simplified, and pleats are generated. The fashion designs developed in this way can be divided into simple type, complex type and combination type according to the transformation method.