It’s been busier than ever at Materialise this year, and we’re proud to have worked on so many amazing projects! We’ve also gone through quite a few changes – from an entire rebranding to a new website, we’re feeling fresh and ready for a new year. Let’s take a look at the five most popular blog posts of 2016!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has finally opened the doors to its latest exhibition: Manus x Machina, the Costume Institute’s new tour de force curated by Andrew Bolton. The exhibition explores the complex dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made prêt-à-porter, and how the boundaries between the two are growing increasingly blurred. Several 3D printed dresses made in collaboration with Materialise have been featured as part of the exhibition’s exploration of technological innovation used in fashion. Let’s take a look at some of them in more detail!
3D printed dresses created in collaboration with Niccolo Casas and Materialise Iris van Herpen never fails to deliver when it comes to creating an entire sensory experience quite like no other during Paris Fashion Week. I thought that the last show I attended, Biopiracy, would be hard to top as it featured top models vacuum sealed in plastic as the center piece around which the models showed her latest designs. But, since the Lucid collection marked Iris’s exploration of lucid dreaming, a state in which the dreamer is conscious of the dream state and therefore is able to exert a degree of control on what is happening, I knew that this would be an experience to remember. I was not disappointed as the designs, setting and music put the audience in a dream-like state, and models appeared as ghosts behind 17 large optical light screens (OLF).
What is the epitome of love? How about designing your partner’s wedding dress? Steven Ma, founder of XUBERANCE®, the first professional 3D Printing design company in China, designed his fiancée’s dress. His wedding was the first in the world to have 3D Printing as the theme!