3D Printing has enthusiast:Lady Gaga, given the pop star’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of fashion, it was only natural that she should be drawn to 3D printing, a technology that is reimagining the possibilities of fashion.
Would you like to be able to print your own jewellery? How about shoes or dresses?
Companies such asHot Pop Factoryare printing jewelry. Retailers such asNew Balanceare printing shoes. These pioneering innovations are exciting, but what’s a 3D printed necklace without a shirt or dress to match? 3D Printing and Fashion just recently met a couple of years ago, but their friendship is off to a promising start.
The idea of custom design has mass appeal and marketability. Who doesn’t want to wear a one-of-a-kind, perfectly tailored piece? Perhaps the teenage girl of the future won’t have to suffer the social agony of showing up to a school dance wearing the same dress as her archenemy.
Dita Von Teese shows off her 3D printed dress, by Bitonti and Schmidt. Courtesy of Albert Sanchez. March 2013