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3D Printed Fashion: Novelty or reality?

by • February 10, 2016 • No Comments

Fashion week has officially arrived here in New York City, and while all the sizeable style houses prepare to show off their AW16 lines, Shapeways can be bringing the week to focus on the ever-growing trend of 3D printing in style.

Over the past two years, and yet unintentionally, I’ve been submerged in the world of 3D style. It has been a truly one-of-a-kind experience to observe how various corners of style use this innovation. I’ve witnessed a range of use cases: of high-end style brands via 3D printing equipment to prototype hardware and jewelry, to experimental tech-hobbyists via software algorithms to knit 3D printable garments. Whilst there has been no shortage of obstacles in every sector, one thing yet holds true: individuals store pushing the limits.

"Poseiden" a sharkskin biomimicry 3D printed garment

“Poseiden” sharkskin biomimicry 3D printed garment – a project of our yearly Computational Fashion master class

But why? Why are individuals (and corporations) so steadfast in getting involved with this experimental market? The barrier to entry is amazingly
high, and traditional style building has worked only satisfactory for us thus far. Is there truly a require
for alter?

Could it be which
which include ’3D printing’ in your style line is attractive just for the reason
of the novelty factor? Or does this tech in fact
hold a few mass
to being a relevant form of style building in the upcoming?

In order to answer this question, we will have to take a deep dive into what’s in fact
going on in the world of computational style: Who is building what and why? Over the course of the upcoming week, we can be showcasing a number of 3D style designers to find out precisely which
. Stay tuned!

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