Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Geometry, architecture and 3-D printing in fashion design

Last year it was Poincare Conjecture that inspired Dai Fujiwara to present geometry in his collection in Paris fashion week. This year I am in awe about 3-D printing used in fashion - computers, geometry, architecture - all combined together and applied to create wearable sculptures - not for everyday use of course. Let me just post pictures I collected from the internet of amazing creations by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen (born 1984). From her webpage:
 The essence of van Herpen is expressing the character and emotions of an unique 
woman and to extend the shape of the feminine body in detail. She mixes craftsmanship- using old and forgotten techniques- with 
innovation and materials inspired on the world to come.

Here is a video:

here is an update:
3-D printed dresses


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog Diana. I loved the crocheted coral reef and your blog is a little treasury too.

  2. Morning Daina
    3D printing of garments! This process seems to be exploding - I just heard of it on the weekend. Reminds me of coiling with clay in pottery.
    I enjoyed seeing these photos - human bodies as mobile galleries on a runway or street intrigue me. Must be steamy hot on the long stage stroll evident by many of the audience fanning selves. I continue to explore clothing as architecture housing the body and you make me increasingly aware of the geometry of the human frame. Which expands my perception of the hang/drape/toss potential of fibre/fabric from the angles our structure is capable of and not just the curvatures. Hmmm. Thanks again!