Since our society is moving ahead in a direction entailing technology to be involved with our lives at every step, Fashion has taken a step forward with several recent developments in 3D printing.
Why I write about it has several folds to it.
First for its materiality, second its environmental consequences, third for its ability to create absolutely anything and fourth being that it is hands down brilliant!
A project that i worked on this past semester was based on this futuristic view of earth and humanity and its fashion implications. While sustainable fashion with hemp and organic cotton is done and done, we chose to look into an idea that focused on controlled consumption instead of no consumption at all. Lighter colors-lesser dyes, vegan option to wool and silk and of course 3D printing- safe materiality, an almost immortal product and the ability to destruct and re create without any additions.
Our collection involved a lot of shapes and textures that possibly only 3D printing could create and supported much of our philosophy for a safer, technological however primitive future.
Iris van Herpen did some inspiring work at the Amsterdam Fashion Week with some great structures and textures not only brining in a new way of production but also enabling a new range of what can be worn.
Besides all the innovation, her work is pure beauty and strength.
prepare to be mind blown : www.irisvanherpen.com