3D Printing In The Fashion World

I’m sure you have all heard about the revolutionary 3D printing which is just one of the amazing things being developed that has the potential to change the fashion world!  There’s a fully functioning dress designed by Nervous System Studios, a Kinematics Dress 3D Printed by Shapeways & Acquired by MoMA. If you would like to read more about it click here . AM, also known as  Additive manufacturing describes the technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material to build products. The dress took a total of 44 hours to build and is made of thousands of panels connected by hinge joints and fluidly folds and conforms to the body as it is worn, its designed by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg.

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There’s more than just dresses, if you are keen to jump onto this trend then the keychain is perfect for you, its a great accessory and even better conversation starter, the best thing about it is that there’s the option to make your own, perfect for Christmas and birthday presents. There’s all sorts of jewellery, from rings to necklaces and more they may bit a little pricey but they are amazing and incredibly detailed. My personal favourite is the butterfly pendant.

There are six AM types of processing they include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Polyjet & Binder Jetting.


I love the idea of printed clothes, it just sounds so cool and futuristic however I feel like it wouldn’t be practical everyday wear, I think it would be mostly suited to high statement fashion, as it doesn’t look that warm or practical but high heals are not that practical /warm either and they are worn by at least a million people everyday, so you never know. I am very excited to be able to witness the growth of 3D printing fashion in my lifetime and hope to one day own my own garment created by 3D printing. Do you think 3D printing is the future of fashion?

Blog: Myah Rebecca.

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(Photos taken from online, Shapeways blog)


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