3D Printing Technology could open the doors to a whole new world of Fashion!
Some may say that technology is the way of the future, and advances in new technology may just influence what will happen in the not too distant future.
An innovative 3D printer could soon put fashion right at our fingertips.
might not be for everyone, but the impressive device will allow fashion
lovers to download an outfit design, customise it to your body's
personal measurements, and print off a garment. Voila - a stunning
fitted outfit, tailoured just to you!
Just think of all the time
you'd spend waiting in changing room queues and fiddling for loose
change at the till. The 3D printer might hold more than just design, as
it may quickly become a time-saving treasure in our lives.
technology has taken 15 years to perfect. Designer Catherine Wales,
38, wants to make fashion accessible to the masses and more body
friendly. She said: "The fashion industry is a bully, manipulating you
into wearing or feeling a certain way."
Labels and size zero
models can often make us feel bad about our bodies. Ms Wales hopes to
eradicate these feelings of self-loathing through the medium of 3D
The designer also hopes to expand peoples minds to what
fashion can be. She asked: "What if our apparel – what we use to build
our image – had a DNA and could morph into any shape or purpose
according to our moods and needs?"
Fashion can't be discrete when
there are so many big personalities to capture out there. What would
you choose if you had the tools of design in your power?
pieces from Catherine's debut collection, Project DNA, will go on show
at the Design Museum in a new exhibition called The Future is Here: A
New Industrial Revolution.
However she isn't the only one to have
experimented with fashion and 3D design. Creator Iris van Herpen and
jewellers such as Shaun Leane and Dower & Hall have all successfully
used 3D prototyping to be at the top of futuristic fashion.