Today, the meaning of clothing is not limited to protection and decoration. It carries the unique culture and arts represented by various nationalities, and in the process of rapid development of science and technology, it continues to increase its unique connotation. Dutch up-and-coming designer Iris van Herpen is particularly good at designing from the material of the clothing itself, supplemented by exaggerated shapes. Her design feature is the courage to embrace high technology-3D printing.
She cuts, knits, and twists hard and cold materials, and uses modern high-tech such as 3D modeling to create a super strong visual impact. Her design uses a lot of high-tech elements and combines ancient craftsmanship to creatively achieve the perfect fusion of the two worlds. Force the fashion to the extreme in expressing the contradiction between beauty and rejuvenation, reshape reality in a unique way, express and strengthen human personality. It directly or indirectly expresses the cultural life and aesthetic characteristics of an era. Let's take a look at these 3D printed clothes together!
Iris Van Herpen uses a combination of 3D printing and tailoring techniques to explore the boundaries of fashion design. Facial contour jewelry, a cloud-like dress in translucent Eurosex (in collaboration with New York artist and former NASA engineer Kim Keever), looks stylish and mysterious. Through the highly accurate printing technology, the elegant gauze material and the sophisticated process are perfectly combined. Through the use of color and the different luster displayed by the fabric at different angles, people see the beautiful life of another world.
In the fields of 3D printing and fashion, clothing cross-border, Iris Van Herpen and scientists have developed a method of combining 3D printed plastics with natural fibers. The team used multi-material Polyjet 3D printing technology to print a synthetic resin structure on a piece of tulle (only 0.8 mm thick). Through the multi-material printing process, the resin droplets are precipitated and then cured with ultraviolet light, so the designer can change the color and transparency of the material by interposing different droplets of the substance. Modifying clothing is not only a need for design, but also a further manifestation of technological advancement. 3D printed clothing can not only reflect the curve of the human body, but also reasonably modify the clothing.
And Iris Van Herpen's design inspiration this season is based on "hypnosis" as inspiration! Exploring the relationship between human and nature, infinite expansion and contraction, the work is full of quiet atmosphere, and has a melody-like rhythm! In addition to the use of 3D printing technology, in this show, the rotating movement of the spherical "Omniverse" sculpture device created in collaboration with Anthony Howe, and the infinitely rotating rotating dress with "feather wings" can achieve hypnotic effects. This fashion The combination of technology and technology has opened everyone's eyes. There is also this luminous skirt, which has to mention the blue tube top skirt worn by Claire Dennis on the 2016 Met Ball red carpet. At first glance it looks ordinary, but as long as it is in the dark, it is the brightest one in the crowd, as beautiful as a romantic galaxy.
In 2013, Victoria's secret lingerie show used 3D printed underwear. The 3D printed underwear mainly uses snowflake-shaped headwear and ice crystal-shaped clothing as the main shape, which fully embodies elegance, sensuality and concentration in the clothing. This design concept is mainly based on the principle of feasibility. If people do not choose clothing such as scarves to decorate in the hot summer, they choose necklaces, brooches, etc. for decoration.
3D printing technology is becoming more and more mature in the field of clothing. Many structures and shapes that are difficult to achieve in 2D can be realized through 3D technology. It is not difficult to imagine that this unique molding method will inevitably bring new modeling language and aesthetic changes. Let's wait and see!