In an earlier post I wrote about 3D fashion pioneer Francis Bitonti and his 3D printed Verlan dress designed using the Makerbot . He was the designer responsible for the first ever 3D printed dress modelled by Dita Von Tees’s and now Bitonti’s back and bringing couture into our own homes. Introducing the Bristle design – a dress which can be customised and printed from the comfort of our own humble abode.
The Makerbot Replicator 2 is a desktop 3D printer built especially for home use. This groundbreaking piece of technology allows customers to print the dress and customise the skirt, (which is lined with faux rabbit fur), themselves using software Thingiverse.
Manufactured in his Newskins Studio workshop, which teaches the art of 3D printing and computer aided design, the flexible filament dress is a work of art in itself – structured, higly detailed and a true representation of the future of fashion. Will it be seen hanging in our wardrobes (or should I say, hardrives, any time soon?)
One thing’s for sure – it’s fast fashion without the exploitation. It’s couture without the price tag. I say what’s not to love!
To find out more about the man behind the movement, click here