Innovative fashion: 3D printed clothing & accessories

Tehnologia printarii 3D isi face incet, dar sigur, loc in lumea modei. Din ce in ce mai multe brand-uri cunoscute se folosesc de aceasta tehnologie in crearea articolelor de imbracaminte si accesoriilor. O idee noua, revolutionara, o inovatie in fashion, care permite designerilor sa duca imbracamintea la un alt nivel.

The technology of 3D printing is slowly but surely entering the world of fashion. More and more well-known brands are using this technology in creating garments and accessories. A new and revolutionary idea, an innovation that allows designers to take clothing to the next level.

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Daca va intrebati cum se poate transforma un model proiectat pe calculator intr-o piesa de imbracaminte sau accesoriu, gasiti explicatia in cele ce urmeaza. Tehnologia care creeaza obiecte 3D prin adaugarea mai multor straturi de material unul peste altul se numeste “Additive manufacturing” (in traducere fabricare prin adaugare). Odata ce se proiecteaza un model cu ajutorul unui software, masinaria de printat 3D citeste datele si produce obiectul propriu-zis. Produsele create prin aceasta metoda se pot realiza din mai multe materiale, de la plastic, la ceramica si chiar metal.

Deoarece industria modei este in continua schimbare si evolutie, a adoptat si tehnica printarii tridimensionale pentru a crea imbracaminte inedita, iar rezultatele sunt, dupa parerea mea, peste asteptari.

If you are wondering how a design made on a computer can be transformed into a clothing item or accessory, you can find the explanation in the following paragraph. The technology that creates 3D objects by adding multiple layers of material one above the other is called “Additive manufacturing“. Once a design is made using a special software, the machine used for 3D printing reads the data and produces the actual object. The items created using this method can be made of various materials, such as plastic, ceramics and even metal.

Due to the fact that the fashion industry is always changing and evolving, it also embraced the tridimensional printing technique in order to create unique clothes and, in my opinion, the results are amazing.

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Rochia din poza de mai sus este proiectata de Nervous System si printata la sediul Shapeways in New York. Este folosita o tehnica speciala care permite miscarea rochiei astfel incat aceasta sa poata fi purtata. Puteti vedea toate informatiile despre aceasta rochie aici . Ati purta o astfel de rochie? Eu da; mi se pare un concept foarte interesant, tocmai de aceea am decis sa scriu un articol pe aceasta tema.

The dress you see above is designed by Nervous System and printed at Shapeways factory in New York. A special technique is used to allow the dress movement in order for it to be wearable. You can see all the info about this dress here . Would you wear a dress like this? I would; I find the concept really interesting, this is why I decided to write a post about it.

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La Saptamana Modei de la Paris au fost prezentate mai multe haine care aveau incorporate elemente printate 3D. Printre designerii care au optat pentru o astfel de tehnica se numara si Karl Lagerfeld. Acesta a prezentat lumii un costum Chanel cu elemente 3D. Chiar daca nu se distinge clar cat din aceasta tinuta este printata 3D, Karl Lagerfeld a afirmat ca acest costum nu este cusut, ci turnat. “Kaiser” Karl a mai spus ca metoda printarii tridimensionale a hainelor mareste sfera haute couture, si va fi folosita tot mai mult pe viitor. Costumul il vedeti mai jos.

At Paris Fashion Week, a lot of designers presented clothes that had 3D printed elements. Among the designers that opted for this technique we can count Karl Lagerfeld. He presented the world of fashion with a Chanel suit with tridimensional elements. Even though we cannot distinguish exactly how much of the suit is printed, Lagerfeld told that the outfit is not sewn, but moulded. “Kaiser” Karl also said that 3D printed clothing widens haute couture and will certainly be used more and more in the future. You can see the suit below.

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Datorita faptului ca acest concept, cel al printarii tridimensionale, mi s-a parut interesant, am dorit sa va arat si voua acest lucru. De asemenea, am descoperit un site unde oricine isi poate creea si chiar vinde propriul design. Pe acest site se pot vinde si cumpara produse printate si se pot uploada modele chiar si de catre persoane fara experienta in domeniu. Daca cineva doreste sa faca un design pentru un obiect, tot cu ajutorul acestei companii il poate si “aduce la realitate”. Puteti incepe chiar acum, cu un simplu click aici . 

Because the concept of tridimensional printing appealed to me, I wanted to show you guys how interesting it is. I also came across a site where anyone can create and even sell their own design. On this site you can buy and sell printed products and you can upload your design even if you do not have any experience in 3D modeling. If someone wants to design an item, they can also turn it into reality with the help of this company. You can start right now with a simple click here .

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Rings made using the additive manufacturing technique.

Pentru a va face o idee, puteti vedea aici mai multe modele de accesorii create pe acest site (sunt si de vanzare).

You can see more accessory designs created using this site here (you can also purchase them).

Am scris aceasta postare deoarece se pare ca imbracamintea cu elemente printate 3D incepe sa faca valuri in lumea modei. Pana si branduri precum Nike au apelat la aceasta tehnica pentru a produce pantofi sport de exceptie. In fashion (si nu numai), inovatia este intotdeauna bine-venita, iar creatorii de moda stiu acest lucru, de aceea tehnologia 3D este atat de indragita, fapt demonstrat prin prezenta articolelor de imbracaminte printate 3D pe podiumuri. Va invit sa incercati sa faceti si voi un design si daca va place rezultatul, il puteti printa si folosi.

I wrote this post because 3D printed clothing is making waves is the world of fashion. Even brands like Nike used this technique to create exceptional and useful sports shoes. In fashion (and not only), innovation is always welcomed, and designers know it, this is why 3D printed tech is so loved, fact proved by tridimensional printed clothes on catwalks. I urge you to create your own design and if you like the result, you can print and use it.

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Nike running shoes created using 3D printing techniques.

Ce parere aveti despre aceasta inovatie? Credeti ca imbracamintea printata tridimensional va avea succes, sau este doar ceva trecator?

What do you think about this innovation? Do you believe that tridimensional printed clothing is going to be a hit, or is it just something that will pass?

Stay tuned for upcoming posts. With Love!

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2 thoughts on “Innovative fashion: 3D printed clothing & accessories

  1. Great post! I think it’s a significant innovation in fashion and a very useful one. It allows the designer to test a creation before producing it and also makes fashion more accesible to the general public. And after all, we live in the tecnology era so why not? I’m sure it will be a success

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