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.
Prof. W. Craig Carter
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
Artist and Designer, NY
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.