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monomer starts 3D printed earring collection

The German based design brand monomer just started to 3D print their own earring collection in metal.

First they launched their metal ring collection, now it’s time to introduce to you to their matching earrings. They were printed in silver and (gold plated) brass, but any material is possible, really. They can even add a Swarovski stone in the middle, if people ask for it.

Meiko Hecker, monomer: ” The earrings complete our collection. If you take a good look, you can see each designs has two names: all the names are from Greek mythology. The first name stands for the volume and size of the design, the second refers to the surface and the structure. So if you want to match both earrings and ring, you just have to look at the second name.”

Flexible 3D Printed Fashion Hits the Catwalk with Iris van Herpen, Julia Koerner and Materialise

Recently, on the catwalks of the Spring Fashion Week 2013 in Paris, 3D printing was again a major highlight in Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’. Collaborating with 2 pioneers of the 3D printing industry, the Dutch designer presented never-before-seen 3D printed Haute Couture. Van Herpen is without any doubt the leading lady of Haute Couture and 3D printed fashion.

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s eleven-piece collection featured two 3D printed ensembles, including an elaborate skirt and cape created in collaboration with artist, architect, designer and professor Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab, and 3D printed by Stratasys. An intricate dress was also designed in collaboration with Austrian architect Julia Koerner, currently lecturer at UCLA Los Angeles, and 3D printed by Materialise, marking the second piece created together with Koerner and the ninth with Materialise .


“I feel it’s important that fashion can be about much more

3D printing meets Vintage

3D printing is starting a new industrial revolution. But does that mean we have to throw away all the rest? Not at all. Quentin de Coster, a Design student from Brussels, created a wonderful design by making a perfect blend between 3D printing and vintage.

Every year the Belgian non-profit organisation Petits Riens/Spullenhulp organizes a massive fashion and design show. Big Belgian names like Delvaux, (Edouard Vermeulen) Natan, Dirk Wynants, Elvis Pompilio and a bunch of young Belgian talents are challenged to design new creations out of recycled materials and clothes. After the show people can bid for two hours on the items while they are being displayed on big screens.

Quentin de Coster was one of the designers and started thinking how to reuse objects with new techniques. He used 3D printing to design special handle for an umbrella. de Coster: “I designed the umbrella Branch as an open invitation to share it with other people. When you’re walking in the rain with a friend