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Visionary Fashion Designers Describe New Creative Freedom with Stratasys 3D Printing to Open MFA’s #techstyle

by • March 10, 2016 • No Comments

One of the advantages of 3D printing is its aptitude to take a system
that
is been done the same way since its inception and alter it – pushing its boundaries and unlocking new freedom of expression. Nowhere is that
additional evident than in style where advancements in digital fabrication are allowing createers to alter ideas and difficult geometries into formidable garments and accessories. For example, the style industry’s adoption of 3D printing has led to a few breakthrough, runway-proven collaborations, many notably seen in the works of Prof. Neri Oxman, threeASFOUR’s partnership with Travis Fitch, and Iris Van Herpen with Stratasys 3D printing.

From left to right: Gabi Asfour (threeASFOUR), Prof. Neri Oxman, Adi Gil (threeASFOUR), and Travis Fitch participate in a panel discussion focused on the intersection of art and science, hosted by Stratasys

From left to right: Gabi Asfour (threeASFOUR), Prof. Neri Oxman, Adi Gil (threeASFOUR), and Travis Fitch participate in a panel discussion focused on the intersection of art and science, hosted by Stratasys

In recognition of Boston’s Museum of Okay Arts new #techstyle Exhibit, that celebrates the fusion of style and innovation, Stratasys hosted a lively panel discussion and networking session for the faculties of major art and create colleges, moderated by Gina Scala, director of marketing and global education at Stratasys, and held at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s (MassART) newly opened Design & Media Center.

The panel showcasing prof. Neri Oxman and createers Travis Fitch, and threeASFOUR’s Gabi Asfour and Adi Gil, all of whom have showcased works in the exhibit, provided insightful analysis on the intersection of art and science, and how 3D printing triggers the synthesis of various types of
cultures and creative disciplines.

threeASFOUR's Gabi Asfour and Adi Gil pose with their 3D printed 'Harmonograph dress,' that was generated on a Stratasys Connex3 Multi-Material, Multi-color 3D Printer, at MFA’s #techstyle Exhibition

threeASFOUR’s Gabi Asfour and Adi Gil pose with their 3D printed ‘Harmonograph dress,’ that was generated on a Stratasys Connex3 Multi-Material, Multi-color 3D Printer, at MFA’s #techstyle Exhibition

Oxman, an architect and professor at MIT, stated that
create has come to an informative
transition where artists are no longer bound by their objective views (“Age of Enlightenment”), but pretty, see geometries of a broader point of view as a outcome of modern innovation (“Age of Entanglement”).

“Material scientists see the world through properties, and biologists through functionality. A 3D printed geometry provides a tangible piece with described properties and functionality—making it relatable for both material scientists and biologists,” explained Oxman.

In addition to providing a common language for users, 3D printing allows for createers to visualize and move freely through the creative system
. Artists can manufacture instantaneous modifications without jeopardizing production time.

“When createing a garment, artists undergo various types of
steps. There’s draping, flattening patterns, selecting fabrics, sewing the components together to complete the final create. With 3D printing, we are working with all these elements of the beginning,” said Asfour. “It allows for your mind to jump around between these various stages without restriction. It becomes a whole new way of looking at clothing.”

Produced with Stratasys Connex multi-color, multi-material 3D printing equipment, Oxman, threeASFOUR and Fitch’s garments showcase flexible and durable properties, neither of that may have been generated via a traditional approach.

The 3D printed 'Anthozoa' cape and skirt, a collaboration between Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, features multi-color, multi-material capabilities generated on the Stratasys Connex Multi-material, Multi-color 3D Printer. The one-of-a-kind style piece initially showcased at Paris Fashion show in January 2013 is now on exhibit at MFA's #techstyle.

The 3D printed ‘Anthozoa’ cape and skirt, a collaboration between Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, features multi-color, multi-material capabilities generated on the Stratasys Connex Multi-material, Multi-color 3D Printer. The one-of-a-kind style piece initially showcased at Paris Fashion show in January 2013 is now on exhibit at MFA’s #techstyle.

“You can’t take 3D printing out of the equation,” observed Fitch. “Most of what we were attempting to do was geared towards creating geometry that
you can just manufacture a sure way.”

Recent adopters and built users agree that
the key to belief new technologies like 3D printing is experimentation and collaboration.

“I’m yet learning each day,” said Gil. “For us it’s all of
experimentation—learning by doing.”

“Education gets in the way of learning. I ponder
that
is quite true with 3D printing and other emerging technologies we see today,” introduced Oxman.

Stratasys 3D printed style and art pieces are showcased in permanent collections across the world’s many prestigious museums which include
MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Science Museum (London), Museum of Okay Arts (Boston), Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco) and MAK (Vienna).

The #techstyle Exhibition at the Museum of Okay Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, showcasing Stratasys 3D printed create and style works with prof. Neri Oxman, threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch, opened on March 6 and runs until July 10.

See how threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch made new movement in 3D printed style at New York Fashion Week with Stratasys’ nano enhanced elastomeric 3D printing material (to be commercially on the market later in 2016).

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