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...]

Every ‘Like’ Leads to Nudity With This 3D Printed Dress

Are you a fanatic Facebooker? Twitterer? You might want to reconsider your social media activity, as this dress really is what you can call "a thinker". New York-based design students Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira came up with x.pose, a dress that reveals your skin once your social media activity increases. The general idea behind this dress is that we lose our privacy when we use social media. Every given 'like' is a little bit of information we give away to some company, for instance. However, … [Read more...]

“Take a Picture of Your Friend’s Lipstick and Print it Out”

During this week's TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, a 3D printer to print out make-up in any desired color made a huge impression on the audience and media. Harvard Business School graduate Grace Choi is the person responsible for making this printer, which has the ability entirely disorganize the make-up industry. Choi: “The make-up industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bullshit. They charge a huge premium on something that technology provides for free. That one thing is … [Read more...]

This is a 3D Printer That Can Print Clothes

Dita von Teese turned the world of fashion upside down last year when she wore a 3D printed gown. Michael Schmidt was the designer of the gown, but the technique of 3D printed clothes even raised the question what the world needs designers for in a world where anyone could print out its own set of clothes. Probably that thought goes a little too far, but no-one can deny it surely is happening: the trend of 3D printed clothes. Now all eyes are on Electroloom, a company working on the first 3D … [Read more...]

Talking 3D Printing with Jewelry Company Zazzy

About two weeks ago, Hema announced a service where customers will be able to create their own personalized necklaces and bracelets online, making it the first giant retailer to offer such a service. As a customer, you can now basically choose your own design, get it printed and send to your home. For this project, the giant Dutch department store works together with Amsterdam-based company Zazzy. We were curious about the story behind this startling 3D printing company and we therefore decided … [Read more...]