Stratasys has collaborated with fashion designers Julia Koerner and Ganit Goldstein to produce dresses and kimonos with 3D printed parts.
The works of Koerner and Goldstein form part of Re-FREAM, a collaborative research project funded by the European Union, and utilised Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology. Stratasys has previously worked with the likes of threeASFOUR to develop pieces that were exhibited at New York Fashion Week and aligned with Koerner and Goldstein to ‘optimise its PolyJet technology to meet the needs of modern-day apparel’ and ‘make customised fashion design commercially viable.’
Enabling customised fashion design was the motivation of Goldstein, who spent a year in Japan to learn interweaving, and get to grips with Asian craft embroidery and textile painting. The resulting kimono design follows the Japanese ‘ikat’ colouring method – where yarn is tightly wrapped and continually dyed until the desired pattern in created – before additional material […]
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