3D Printed Fashion: Top 12 3D Printed Fashion Designs
Following our last ranking on how 3D printing is helping animals, we are back again with our new ranking for 3D printed fashion! With so many new advances in art, music, leather goods, footwear and more, we knew we needed to show you the different ways that 3D printed fashion is at the service of this vast industry and how it is bringing creativity to a higher level!
The Kniterate knitting machine was inspired by 3D printing and is designed to make the fabrication of your own designs as simple as possible. With the Kniterate, the design can be done via Photoshop or Illustrator. Once the design is complete, the data is sent to the kniterate printer, where it then “prints” the garment! A great advantage to this machine is its additive production method. In traditional clothing production, there is a lot of material lost, which leads to waste. Thanks to
A great advantage to this machine is its additive production method. In traditional clothing production, there is a lot of material lost, which leads to waste. Thanks to Kniteriate, this waste is minimized leading to maximum efficiency in post processing!
2. Karl Lagerfeld Haute Couture Designs
Around 2 years ago, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld presented his collection at the Chanel Fashion show in the Paris Grand Palais. The Haute Couture Designs that were presented in the show were manufactured using selective laser sintering and then decorated with fabrics, feathers, and embroidery. Karl Lagerfeld’s reason for using this technology: Fashion in the future must keep up with the times to survive, as additive manufacturing enables the creation of complex and unique designs to create new designs from vintage styles.
Karl Lagerfeld’s reason for using this technology?- Fashion in the future must keep up with the times to survive. Thanks to additive manufacturing, designers like Karl Lagerfeld are able to create complex, unique designs that make new pieces from vintage styles.
3. Mink makeup 3D printer
Mink is a small format 3D printer that is capable of printing any type of makeup, from blush and eye shadow to lip gloss and foundation. Introduced in 2014 for a price of only $300, Mink’s main goal was to give young girls the freedom to express themselves by printing their makeup. How does the machine work? By selecting the hex code that you send to your computer (think of when you send a document to the printer), the printing will then begin by mixing color pigments with a colorless powder or makeup cream.
So, how does the machine work? By simply selecting the hex code, which is then sent to your computer (think of when you send a document to the printer), the printing portion will then begin; a process that consists of color pigments being mixed with a colorless powder or makeup cream.
4. Adidas & Carbon 3D
Carbon 3D is a California-based company that claims to print up to 100 times faster than others in the industry. A couple months ago Carbon signed an agreement with sports brand giant Adidas, where they decided to collaborate on a project to create the FutureCraft 4D shoes; a project that will bring us more than 100,000 pairs of shoes before 2019, using 3D printing and Carbon 3D’s unique technology.
Adidas is no stranger to 3D printing, having previously worked on 3D printed shoes with Belgian Company Materialise. They have also worked on conservation efforts to create shoes that were made of reused marine debris; a project that was done alongside Parley for the Oceans.
5. Fashion at home with 3D printing
Danit Peleg, a design student of Israeli origin, is now one of the most outstanding women in the 3D printing industry, after launching a clothing collection created using only desktop 3D printers. After nine intense months she launched her collection, including a jacket called “Liberté”. From the start, the designer has been dedicated to promoting 3D printing as a source to create our own clothing from home and has participated in major events such as TED Talks and some of the largest trade fairs in the industry.
6. Underwear of the future
Mesh lingerie is the lingerie of the future, giving you a perfect fit thanks to additive manufacturing. The brains behind this undergarment is Dutch designer Lidewij van Twillert, who, while only 25 years old, realized quickly the importance in the personalization of women’s lingerie. In order to create the lingerie, she uses her 3D scanner and her Ultimaker 2 to design and print, bringing your creation to life! After the launch of the project received more than 400 requests from women awaiting customizable lingerie, many believe that thanks to this technology, women’s lingerie will be revolutionized for the better.
In order to create the lingerie, she used her 3D scanner and her Ultimaker 2 to design and print, bringing her creations to life! After the launch of the project received more than 400 requests from women awaiting customizable lingerie, many believe that thanks to this technology, women’s lingerie will be revolutionized for the better.
7. 3D printed fashion pendants from your heart
Pendants are always a cherished gift for loved ones and now, thanks to the Brazilian architecture firm Estudio Guto Requena, you can turn your love story into the 3D printed “Aura pendant”. Using an app to capture your voice while reading your heartbeat, it measures the emotional data given through your voice.
Using this data, the app then designs your customized pendant that you can then choose to order or not. The firm will then 3D print it for you and set in 18k gold, making it the perfect gift. Through this project, Estudio Guto Requena is hoping that they can bring technology and emotions even closer together. We created our own Top 10 list for 3D printed jewelry also, which you can view here.
8. 3D printed fashion by Irina Tosheva
Macedonian designer Irina Tosheva took the fashion world by storm with her 3D-printed clothing line. This incorporated 3D printed pieces into traditional Macedonian dress in her “Riza” collection. Her line included clothing and accessories, which were created alongside aspiring architect Nikola Kunglovski.
Using the Z2 M200 3D printer from Zortrax, the pieces took around 200 hours to print, with each piece being printed with a layer of around 140 microns from ABS plastic, using a total amount of around 2kg of Zortrax filament. The collection was unveiled in Skopje, Macedonia and Pristina, Kosovo for Fashion Week 2016. Since her collection debut, it has only left us wanting more of this sustainable style.
9. Handbags by Maison 203 Studio
Maison 203 Studio is a company that has been specializing in 3D printed fashion items since 2013. In 2015, Maison 203 created a 3D printed handbag that mimics the structure of pinecones. Using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, the designers printed with a nylon material, as it is both lightweight and solid.
After printing they hand-dyed it either black, burgundy, navy blue or pink to finish it off. To reinforce the bag, they used an elastic tie exoskeleton, showing 3D printing’s versatility. Their 3D printed handbags are still available today on their website for a price of between €398 and €568.
10. Bits Tailor Accessories
Bits Tailor is a French startup that offers customizable fashion accessories from bow ties to shoe decorations. These accessories are manufactured in part thanks to 3D printing: the perfect tool to bring your creations to life.
Using an FDM desktop printer, they are able to 3D model their unique pieces, shaping and designing them until they are left with the best result. After modeling, they then print the piece in metal in order to have a high quality, finite piece. You can choose from their pre-made models and customize their color, pattern, and material, or create your own accessory.
11. 3D Printed Fashion: United Nude Shoes
If you had the opportunity, would you print your own shoes right from home? This project from 3D Systems with United Nude created a shoe called the Float. The shoe is printed on the 3D FDM Cube, which can create parts with an accuracy of 70 microns.
If you do not have a 3D printer at home, don’t panic! You can go to a United Nude shop, choose and personalise your model, before printing right in front of you! Overall, the shoe is made up of three parts, giving you multiple options in regards to the colors you choose. This is the perfect accessory that will definitely make you stand out in the crowd!
12. The Vortex Dress
Stylist and engineer Laura Thapthimkuna has created an unusual dress that combines her passion for space and 3D printing. Using the stereolithography process and resin as her printing material of choice, she managed to create a garment that depicts the black holes of space, giving it a unique and standout look. After printing, Thampthimkuna painted her piece black to give it the dark look of space.
After the printing process, the stylist tested the structure of her garment several times. She stated her biggest difficulty was finding a medium to distribute its weight due to the dress’ size.
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