How is 3D Printing going to change the world of fashion? We asked New York-based fashion collective threeASFOUR, who recently won the prestigious Fashion Design Award by the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. “In a way similar to how Lycra entered the fashion industry in the ’80s, radically evolving how clothes were made and how garments behave,” says Gabi Asfour, one-third of the threeASFOUR trio. “3D Printing is going to take the industry multiple steps ahead in terms of form and function.” That’s also aptly close to how we feel about threeASFOUR, looking at their innovations since they began collaborating with Materialise early into their 3D modeling departure.
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.