The future of fashion

Imagine being able to go from concept to model with the click of a mouse.  3D printing takes a digital file and turns it into a physical rendering.  As 3D printing becomes more readily available, it is changing the designers manufacture goods.

Check out this video on how the renderings are created and how 3D printing technology will change the world for both designers and consumers.

Fashion is a field that welcomes innovation, so it’s no surprise that designers are taking advantage of this on the runways.

We know Iris Van Herpen from the feature I did on her: Iris- You Rock.  Her unique avant garde style and tendency toward the futuristic are a perfect combination for gorgeous 3D printed garments.

Iris Van Herpen 3D printed cape/skirt
Iris Van Herpen 3D printed cape/skirt. Photo Credit: Additive Fashion
Iris Van Herpen 3D printed skirt (close up)
Close up of the skirt above. Photo Credit: Additive Fashion
Iris Van Herpen 3D Printed Dress.
Iris Van Herpen 3D Printed Dress. Photo Credit: Additive Fashion

Fashion and Textile student, Nadir Gordon was inspired by Iris Van Herpen’s 3D printed garments to create this 3D swimsuit for a school project.

3D printed swim suit by Nadir Gordon.
3D printed swim suit by Nadir Gordon. Photo Credit: 3Dprinting.com

3D printing is also being used to make accessories to fashion, including shoes.

Shoes created by 3D printing.
Shoes created by 3D printing. Photo Credit: Dazed Digital
3D printed shoes.
3D printed shoes.  Photo Credit: Dazed Digital. 
A more wearable 3D printed shoe.
A more wearable 3D printed shoe. Photo Credit: Purible.com

As this technology becomes more readily available for creative designers to manufacture and sell goods, it will be interesting and exciting to see what else 3D printing can bring to the fashion world.
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Kate Thakkar

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