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.
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!
We often see examples of how 3D Printing enables amazing cross-disciplinary collaborations. Adding to that list, 3D Printing went over to the fashionable side at the Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week, when Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder displayed a unique piece created in collaboration with architect Julia Koerner. Amid a strikingly vintage-meets-modern collection, Marina produced the most vintage-meets-modern piece of them all: a corset, re-imagined and re-invented. Here’s what happens when fashion and architecture meet 3D Printing.
The 2014 London 3D Printshow is one of the biggest 3D Printing events in the world. As i.materialise’s Community Manager, I was on-sight to speak, work, and connect with some of the brightest talents in the 3D Printing industry. For the first time ever, our outreach team included Support Engineer Darya Kireyeva, who came here all the way from Kiev, Ukraine. We hope she’ll join us on future trips!