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Iris Van Herpen’s Paris Fashion Show Brings 3D Printed Couture To The Runway — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Iris Van Herpen’s Paris Fashion Show Brings 3D Printed Couture To The Runway

A 3-D printed dress debuted at the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 as part of collaboration with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen for her show ‘Voltage’. The 3D printed skirt and cape were produced using Stratasys’ unique Objet Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, which allows a variety of material properties to be printed in a single build. This allowed both hard and soft materials to be incorporated within the design, crucial to the movement and texture of the piece.

Dutch designer 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.

The former architect, Van Herpen points out, “I feel it’s important that fashion can be about much more than consumerism, but also about new beginnings and self-expression, so my work very much comes from abstract ideas and using new techniques, not the re-invention of old ideas. I find the process of 3D printing fascinating because I believe it will only be a matter of time before we see the clothing we wear today produced with this technology, and it’s because it’s such a different way of manufacturing, adding layer-by-layer, it will be a great source of inspiration for new ideas.”

Following the Paris Fashion Show, the skirt and cape will be exhibited at MIT’s Media Lab. And for those wondering about the shoes, those are a collaboration between Iris Van Herpen and United Nude.

Check out the full show below.

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