Thursday, 27 June 2013

SF Style Clothing Becoming Reality

My husband pointed me to several articles this morning about how SF style clothing, particularly 3D printed clothes, are becoming a thing.

Buzzfeed has an article with 14 nifty new forms of clothing being experimented with, including glow-in-the-dark fabric, fibre-optic fabric, transforming dresses, and flexible photovoltaic film strips (done up as a bikini) that can charge electronic devices.

Makezine, meanwhile has an article on a fashion show in Malaysia that focused on 3D printed clothing with a bird theme.  The show was a collaboration between the Belgium 3D printing company Materialise and Malaysian fashion designer Melinda Looi.

Then there's this, "the first fully articulated garment made using 3-D printing".  Designed by costume and jewelry designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti for Dita Von Teese, it hit the runway in NYC in June.  The dress is made up of 17 sections and contains more than 12,000 Swarovski crystals.  There's a video at this link of how they made it.

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