But how does it work!? I’m fascinated by this completely 3d printed dress created by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti. Based on the Fibonacci sequence, this fully articulated dress was modeled by Dita Von Teese and covered in 13,000 Swarovski crystals. 3D printing is advancing leaps and bounds and I love when technology and fashion can combine to make unique and amazing creations. I would like to know how she got into it, though.
Schmidt explains in the video below how the garment was conceptualized and created. Pretty fascinating stuff.
“The fluidity of the joints is all 3D-printed, layer upon layer of fine powdered nylon within the preheated chamber, based on information by the CAD file. The laser ‘sinters’ the nylon into form, a process known as select laser sintering, or SLS. It’s an articulated fabric built into the 3D print itself. It’s something that’s never been done. What Francis and Shapeways have achieved here is truly remarkable.”