Print it

27 Jan

Suzie Bubble, whose knowledge of avant-garde fashion I find humbling, told us about Iris Van Herpen, a dutch designer using 3D printing for fashion experiments. Visually convincing results, I cry:

The Delicate Geometry of Rococo

And guess what? Aside being dutch, which is good, of course, he also works with an architect, and there is an ongoing collaboration with United Nude. Is architecture the new black in fashion?

In the meantime, Pauline Van Dongen (yet another dutch designer) used the same process to the effect of some wonderfully looking, insanely expansive, although dubiously wearable shoes (the polymer is stiff):

Just out of the printer

The price tag is vertically dropping for 3D prints, but still… Would you put $5000 for them?


2 Responses to “Print it”

  1. Manolo the Shoeblogger January 29, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Architecture is the new black! At least for the shoes.

    For the past couple of the years, Zaha Haddid has been designing things for Lacoste, and Rem Koolhaas is doing something with United Nude, which, of the course, has long been all about the architectural shoes.

  2. Miss Eliza Wharton January 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Great paper, thank you Manolo!

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