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 of the garment which uses the shape of shells, it took them a long time to produce it. More precisely: they needed three months to make it happen and they 3D ‘penned’ all parts of the dress, except for the buckles on the side.
So how did they do it? Well, this story starts in a 2D kind of way, as the team used a 2D printer to print out the template for the design. After this was finished, they used a thick paper-ish material to fabricate the dress’s outline and then traced all lines within the template onto this paper outline. After they 3D penned the dress, they printed the design onto the outline, after which they peeled the plastic off the paper and attached the buckles to the dress.
But does it fit well? I mean, it’s obvious that this is just a showpiece used for catwalk and art purposes, but still: doesn’t it feel like you’re walking in heavy, plastic material the entire day? Well, as it seems, this dress has been printed in varying angles, which provided it with a soft texture, as mentioned by our colleagues at 3dprint.com.
All in all, we think it’s a compelling piece of art. Watch how they did it:
Image credits: SHIGO.