Anouk Wipprecht is a rising star in the emerging field of tech fashion –a combination of fashion design and engineering. In a short period of time, the Dutch designer has created an impressive collection of tech-enhanced, 3D printed dresses. Anouk’s professional accomplishments are reason enough for us to take a look at her top five creations and share the recent RedBull TV documentary about her career.
Asian cultures, African tribes, long-forgotten memories and adventurous dreams: Italian fashion and jewelry designer Francesca Paolin creates one-of-a-kind 3D printed jewelry collections. Instead of choosing conventional materials like precious metals for her designs, Francesca surprises us with colorful 3D prints in Polyamide (nylon). Read on to learn more about her refreshing fusion-designs.
The two things you can never reproach fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna for: simple-mindedness and tedium. This young designer melds fashion, art and science into objects that are not only utterly stunning but also provocative and scary. Now Laura presents her first terrific experiments with 3D printing. (more…)
For the second time, Belgium 3D printing powerhouse Materialise and multi-award winning fashion designer Melinda Looi have teamed up to launch yet another artistic and technological breath-taking 3D printed fashion collection entitled “Gems of the Ocean” at Meckler Media’s 3D Print Week, New York. (more…)
To keep old stories fresh, theaters try to combine both classical and modern elements into their plays and stage sceneries. It thus only seems logical that the Royal Theatre of Madrid would search for new ways to create and enhance their costumes. But what would you create if you were asked to build a modern 3D printed armor for an opera? Especially to debut as your very first 3D print ever? (more…)
Known for fusing wearables and the latest technology, Anouk Wipprecht is no stranger to the fashion tech field. Her latest creation, the Spider Dress 2.0 is equipped with an Intel Edison chip that reads biosignals to defend the wearer’s personal space. Anouk used Materialise’s Magics software to create a watertight file so that the beautiful, complex design could be 3D printed flawlessly. And the result is amazing. (more…)
The Materialise World Conference is quickly approaching! Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Belgium, and participate in our two-day program full of workshops and lectures that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D-printed reality.
This week, our featured presenter is Caroline Das, co-founder of 3D-printed accessory fashion label DAMN. (more…)
In 2012, British designer Mark Bloomfield impressed the jury during the finals of the “Hats Off to 3D Printing” design challenge at the Materialise World Conference with his innovative “Daisy Hat”. This hat beat out more than twenty other renowned competitors and has been travelling around the world being modeled at fashion shows and 3D Printing events ever since. (more…)
Fresh off the printer, the “Incunabula” is the latest dress 3D printed by Materialise as part of the “1914 Now: Four Perspectives on Fashion Curation” installation. Following Rem Koolhaas’s Venice Architecture Biennale “Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014”, four curators were asked to respond to the exhibition with a fashion piece and film installation. Their results challenge modern-day concepts and push us to rethink contemporary fashion. (more…)
Quite often people associate fashion only with creating fancy and stylish outfits. They tend to forget that fashion is an art form and, as with any art form, it aims at addressing political and social problems by raising awareness and making people reflect on them. For those who do not agree with this perspective of fashion, we would like to show you the CLIMAXX Project by Rose Thurmes.