Friday, January 25, 2013

3D Printed Dress @ Iris Van Herpen Paris Fashion Show

A 3-D printed dress was debuted in the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 as part of collaboration with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen for her show "Voltage". The 3D printed skirt and cape were produced using Stratasys’ unique Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, which allows a variety of material properties to be printed in a single build. This allowed both hard and soft materials to be incorporated within the design, crucial to the movement and texture of the piece. 

Core contributors
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
Artist and Designer, NY
Fabrication: Connex, Stratasis

Above: photos from Paris Fashion Week, "Voltage" by Iris Van Herpen, Spring Collection, 2013

Above: early prints of cape. Photo: Yoram Reshef for Stratasis.

Above: unfolded cape and skirt patterns. Diagrams and mappings: W. Craig Carter and Keren Oxman. Photo: Yoram Reshef for Stratasis.
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