Tech: 3D Printing in Fashion

3D printing is all the rage, but how can we bring it to everyday fashion and apparel? Check out the work of Iris Van Herpen and how her 3D printed woven textiles looked on the runway. It is only a matter of time before we breakthrough and bring it mainstream.

Iris van Herpen SS15

Iris van Herpen SS15

Iris van Herpen SS15

The designer worked with techniques like injection molding and laser cutting on maze like structures, 3-D printing and intricate architectural handwork on dresses, jackets, trousers, skirts and blouses giving them dynamic shapes and surfaces that echo the body’s movement. The three dimensional nature and the layering of the garments give them volume.