Leather jacket, Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 1998, collection Steven Philip for Central Saint Martins Exploding Fashion research project.
In June 2019 Cyreal and Central Saint Martins digitised this jacket by Martin Margiela. The process involves taking hundreds of photographs of the garment from different angles. Software then analyses the images to create an accurate 3D digital model that can be used in VR, AR. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Margiela
This "before and after" shows the polygon model below the texture.
Central Saint Martins Exploding Fashion Project is a research project that " ‘explodes’ the mystique of the fashion design process in two ways. Firstly, it deconstructs the myth of the designer as sole creative genius by uncovering the intriguing role of the pattern cutter. Secondly, it reverse-engineers five historical designs by game-changing designers who were also innovative pattern cutters, digitally reanimating museum objects as moving images which visually narrate how these things were once made, and how they moved on the body. The designers are Madeleine Vionnet (1912-1939), Charles James (1928-1978), Cristóbal Balenciaga (1936-1968), Halston (1957-1983) and Comme des Garçons (1973-ongoing) and their garments are from the collections of the Palais Galliera (Paris, France), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France), Costume Institute (New York, USA), Museum at FIT (New York, USA), Kyoto Costume Institute (Japan) and Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)." http://explodingfashion.arts.ac.uk/