Fashion designers are continuously leveraging 3D printing technology to showcase just how unique their styles and concepts can be.
Ganit Goldstein, a fashion design graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, has recently introduced a collection of 3D printed clothing and shoes.
Goldstein’s "Between the Layers" collection consists of seven outfits and six pairs of shoes, all of which were created using 3D printing. Goldstein made the range of unique pieces by bridging the gap between modern manufacturing technology and traditional fashion design. The collection is a part of Goldstein's graduation project, fusing additive manufacturing with traditional crafts.
A traditional Japanese textile technique called "IKAT weaving" served as Goldstein's inspiration behind the collection. Goldstein visited Japan as part of an exchange program at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
She began to develop a weaving process using an Orginal Prusa i3 Mk3 3D printer upon her return to Israel. She finalized the designs by adding hand-woven layers.
Goldstein also collaborated with Intel by using the company's 3D scanning technology. She developed an augmented reality app, which showcases the process behind her 3D printed collection.
"My work begins by examining the characteristics of the material, the qualities with which I can work with," Goldstein said. "Working with 3D software gives me the freedom to test which boundaries can be broken. [It provides] the understanding that the connection to the traditional craft material will create a completely new essence to the original material. For example, the technique of 3D layer printing allows me to re-examine which layers can be added and what new connections I can create."
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