Think 3-D printing is the stuff of the doomsday prepper’s workshop or for the geekiest geek looking to reanimate a vintage Atari game console? Well listen up, fashionistas are getting in the groove and there’s growing sentiment that 3-D printing could go beyond prototyping and right into the closet—possibly revolutionizing retail. So, let’s head straight for the ateliers and on to the catwalk.
Yes, the fashion realm continues to experiment with this fast-becoming-accessible/afforable technology. Here’s a little history. Let’s see, there was the Rem Koolhaas collaboration (he’s behind the United Nude label)
with apparel designer Iris van Herpen in 2013, which gave us 3-D printed shoes for Paris Fashion Week. Continue reading →