3D printed Escapism couture collection by Iris van Herpen for .MGX

For Escapism, her spring/ summer 2011 collection, [Iris van Herpen] partnered with the 3-D printing service i.materialise to generate thousands of strips of plastic, each cut using a selective laser sintering machine. The strips were then arranged into clothing, according to designs van Herpen created digitally. None of these forms would’ve been possible — not the armor-like tulip skirt nor the ostentatious epaulets that put the French Republican Guard to shame — without rapid-prototyping technology. [...]

Via Co.Design.

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