3D printing is waiting for fashion to push its buttons. More recently Mykita has been making both sports and optical glasses. But it’s been a year with little to shout about. Pity. A year ago, the first articulated 3D-printed gown, by jewelry designer Michael Schmidt with architect Francis Bitonti for burlesque icon Dita Von Teese was shown at the Ace Hotel in NYC. A floor-length nylon gown made using selective laser sintering (SLS), where material is built-up in layers from plastic powder fused together with a laser. Draped over a nude silk corset, the black-lacquered dress is cinched at the waist and exaggerated at the shoulders and embellished with 12,000 Swarovski crystals. The dress was printed by Shapeways. Michael Schmidt on the dress…
michael schmidt on the first fully-articulated 3d gown.
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