Hello everyone. Today in this article, I will be discussing about a technique in fashion industry which is not well touched in India. It is 3-D printing.
What exactly is 3-D printing?
It is a process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material.
As you know, fashion designers are using almost everything when it comes to fabricating designs. So, now in international markets 3-D printing is the next technological fashion being explored. Designers are using 3-D printing and creating wonderful pieces out of it.
Now, after knowing what exactly 3-D printing is, let us know how it takes place. This thing might not interest a lot of people because it involves a lot of computer work. So, here are some pictures that would help you to have a rough idea of the process.
Now, moving ahead, let’s talk about what exactly the garments would look like which are made by using 3-D printing technology.
1. The garments look like they are of a material like rubber cum plastic
2. The garments are structural and don’t have fall
3. The garments can be very exclusive in size and fitting
4. There might be a problem with free movement of body
5. We cannot have different looks like casual, sporty, street etc.
I am very sure you would be wondering about how exactly such a garment would be looking. You will soon be looking at beautiful image of these ostentatious pieces but before that let us talk about the designers who have worked with this technique.
Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer who has worked on one of the most beautiful pieces.
Now let’s have a look at the work of other designers. Some of them have created coutures including other techniques like laser cut. Designers have also tried playing with the fall of the garment.
Second designer is Neri Oxman is an Israeli designer and architect. She is best known for her work in environmental design and digital morphogenesis.
Francis bitonti, is an excellent designer has designed on of the first pieces with 3-D printing.He also takes workshop every year to teach this technique. This piece is ostentatious as well as the attitude to carry it is worth noticing.
These days, designers have also started on the drawback of not having fall in the garment. This piece is a beautiful couture.
This trend is slowly coming to India. People have just started learning this technique. Soon, very soon, hopefully, these will be the pieces worn by you!