The Future of Fashion is 3D Printed Clothing and Accessories
By Ken Hare
Chicago Defender Staff Writer
Although 3D print technology has been around since the late 1980’s, at which time they were called Rapid Prototyping (RP) technologies. Because the processes were originally conceived as a fast and more cost-effective method for creating prototypes for product development within specific industries.
It wasn’t until the late 2000’s that 3D fashion starting appearing in accessory lines of European and American designers. Now, it’s being used by high-end designers like Iris Van Herpen, to corporate behemoths like Nike to design their collections. Soon this pioneering 3D technology is going to disrupt the fashion industry just like Uber has interrupted the way we travel daily.
Take a look at these amazing designs made from 3D printers. You can purchase a 3D printer right now and start printing out your spring wardrobe.
Top photo, Iris Van Herpen -The white pieces are in polyamide and made with the selective laser sintering process. Middle photo, by Chromat -This white neoprene skirt features black ABS 3D printed pockets on each side. 3D printed hat, Gabriela Ligenza. Marla Marchant, 3D printed heel. Red jacket and dress, Isreali designer, Danit Paleg. Yellow shoe by Design Miami 2013, artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. Men’s sneaker by Pensar.