It’s been hard to miss the excitement across the world about Marvel’s latest superhero movie, Black Panther. Head Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter’s luscious costume design has taken center stage. In order to bring her otherworldly blends between traditional African designs and the futuristic elements of the highly developed Wakanda civilisation to life, Carter approached Julia Koerner to collaborate on cutting-edge wearables for Queen Ramonda. Julia Koerner is an inter-disciplinary designer, experienced in architecture, industrial and fashion design, and specialized in 3D-printed wearables.
Fashion designer Melinda Looi’s new ‘Gems of the Ocean’ collection includes one of the world’s first full-length gowns to be 3D-printed as a single part. It also comes with unique 3D-printed accessories straight out of a mermaid’s world. So what does it take to make a collection like this one? A highly skilled team of 3D modeling wizards celebrating all the design freedom offered by 3D Printing! Here’s how they did it – and here’s why even a 12-core CPU with 64GB RAM can seem like it’s not enough computing power sometimes.
Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht and car brand Audi have joined style-savvy hands for the A4 collection, in a collaboration aimed at merging the provocative with the practical. Here’s a peek at what happens when a tech-inspired fashion designer meets a luxury carmaker: smart cars and smart dresses. (For more details on how Anouk designed this collection, check out our case study!)
For the second time, Belgium 3D printing powerhouse Materialise and multi-award winning fashion designer Melinda Looi have teamed up to launch yet another artistic and technological breath-taking collection entitled “GEMS OF THE OCEAN” at Meckler Media’s 3D Print Week, New York.
Fantasm. No, that is not a misspelling: it is the original spelling of the modern-day word “phantasm”, which describes something that can only be perceived. Before you start to have a cold sweat with flashbacks to the epistemology chapter in your Philosophy 101 class, let’s ease your mind by showing you some pictures of Katie Gallagher’s “Fantasm” Spring 2015 collection.
Masks are a medium for people to use their imagination to symbolize their inner worlds. 3D Printing lets artists break design boundaries and print what is impossible to create in traditional manufacturing. By bringing masks and 3D Printing together together, endless possibilities emerge.