3D Printing influences fashion on several areas. Through small DIY items that pop up in the streets, but also in Haute Couture. Take for instance Iris van Herpen's 3D printed dresses, or this 3D printed futuristic swimsuit made by Nadir Gordon.

Artist Got Inspired by Waves and Created This 3D Printed Swimsuit

3D printing technology is slowly entering the world of fashion. Big brands such as Nike and Adidas are experimenting with the technique, and artists like Michael Smith, Francis Bitonti and Iris van Herpen use it to try to take garments to the next level. The technique also attracts the youngest among fashion designers. A Panamanian Fashion and Textile Design student called Nadir Gordon did a project in which she was asked what she thought the future of fashion could be. Well, 3D printing is what … [Read more...]

Katy Perry’s Dancers Wear 3D Printed Helmets

The list of pop artists that have been flirting with 3D printing is growing and growing; Kele released a 3D printed record, Klaxons went of a 3D printed tour and on top of that 3D Systems made its Chief Creative Officer. So who's the next big star to embrace additive manufacturing? Right, Katy Perry! Special effects company Legacy Effects received an order to print props for the singer's backup dancers. Using Statuses 3D technology, they were able to print mohawk-like … [Read more...]

Artist Used 3Doodler Pen to Create a High Heel Shoe

The 3Doodler pen is a 3D printing pen with which you can draw your own objects and make them come to life. It creates plastic wires by burning the plastics and its results have been sensational so far. One artist have been using the pen to create a special artwork for the Tour de France and another artist created a headdress that reflects the states of one's brain. But did you know you can also create clothes with this pen? Origami artist Kade Chan can tell you everything about it, as he created … [Read more...]

This Is What 3D Printed Space Garments Look Like

It has fascinated mankind for thousands of years: being able to live on other planets. With rapidly developing techniques leading to possible future human settlement on Mars, interplanetary travelers need to be equipped with the right kind of garments to make them survive on other planets. Neri Oxman and a team at MIT Media Lab, a research department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have designed four kinds of 3D printed garments that look more spacey than your worst galaxy … [Read more...]

Iris van Herpen 3D Printed an Ice-Like Dress

During Iris van Herpen's spring 2015 show in Paris there was one dress that particularly attracted our attention: an almost transparant ice-like dress, which was worn by Dutch model Iekeliene Stange. This strapless dress was fully made by a 3D printer, using so-called SLA technology. For this project, Van Herpen worked together with 3D Systems, the natural mother of this technique, as it's founder Chuck Hull invented the technique in 1983. SLA technology is a form of 3D printing that has … [Read more...]

3D Printed Headdress Reflects the States of Your Brain

In what state is your brain currently? Probably you don't know the answer to that one, but that could change while wearing a certain headdress called NEUROTiQ. Fashion designer Kristin Neidlinger came up with this dress that lights up when a certain area of your brain is functioning. It doesn't just look arty, it's also an interesting social experiment. Neidlinger got offered help from company MACHINIQ and colleagues Grant Patterson and Nathan Tucker. They created a headdress with 14 … [Read more...]

This Designer Created Wearable 3D Printed Clothes

Fashion often embraces new techniques, and 3D printing definitely is one of them. Designer Bradley Rothenberg has debuted a series of 3D printed textiles at the New York Fashion Week. The series was a collaboration between Rothenberg and Katie Gallagher and Katya Leonovich. They officially debuted it on September 9. The striking thing about this ‘3D printing meets fashion’ project is that the clothes actually seem to be wearable. Most often, 3D printed fashion projects end up being interesting … [Read more...]

This Dress Was Made Using a 3Doodler Pen

The 3Doodler has proven its ability to create beautiful art. Only just a couple of months ago, an English artist used the pen to create beautiful 'Tour de France' art. What you probably didn't expect is that the 3D pen could also be used in order to create clothes. Yes, clothes. A Chinese art house from Hong Kong, which goes by the name SHIGO, has created an actual dress using the 3Doodler. The result is what you call a stunning dress. As you could expect by seeing the detailed structure … [Read more...]

3D Printed Underwear in Russia After Lace Ban

In Russia, a lot of things seem to get banned momentarily. First there was a ban on homosexual 'propaganda' and since last month it's also illegal to manufacture or sell underwear made from synthetic lace. It seems like the Kremlin worries that the material is bad for the health of the Russians. However, 3D printing has proven to be a perfect technique in order to circumvent laws and the technique used its powers again. In other words: if you can't buy it, you can just print it out … [Read more...]

Tailored, 3D Printed Bras Could be the Future

Did you know 80 to 85 percent of all women are currently using the wrong size bra? We certainly didn't, but as you can imagine this is not too good for the wearer's health. Wearing a bra with a wrong size could lead to neck, back and shoulder pain. The problem, however, is that there are not a lot of possible sizes to be chosen from. Well, you feel it coming: 3D printing could change this problem for once and for all by enabling women to go for personalized, tailored bras. A starting … [Read more...]