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January 25, 2013

Digital fabrication

Iris van Herpen, MIT Media Lab scholar Neri Oxman and Stratasys created 3D printed clothes for Paris Fashion Week.

"The ability to vary softness and elasticity inspired us to design a "second skin" for the body acting as armor-in-motion; in this way we were able to design not only the garment's form but also its motion," explains Oxman. "The incredible possibilities afforded by these new technologies allowed us to reinterpret the tradition of couture as "tech-couture" where delicate hand-made embroidery and needlework is replaced by code."

She means the patterns are replaced by code; the software was in the pattern cutters.

Also handy: "Filabot promises to help turn your plastic crap into 3-D printed fanciness, alleviating one of the biggest sustainability problems for 3-D printing."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 25, 2013 09:28 AM