“Most 3D printed garments to date are runway pieces that, while impressive, are difficult to produce and difficult to wear. We wanted a make a 3D printed dress that exemplified what our interests are: customization, complexity, and accessibility; not just in theory but in practice.” – Nervous System
“Digital fabrication allows a level of user interaction in the design process that was previously impossible. I think we’ll soon see more products designed on people’s exact body measurements. Especially as more materials and printing processes become available, it allows the exploration of the idea meta-materials, where the properties of material smoothly vary through space.” – Nervous System
The clothing market has always been largely comprised of corporate-designed standards as to what a customer should look like. It was never truly about what the customers, themselves, wished to look like. With 3D printing, that’s all finally changing, as customers are now given access to both the resources and data to design their own clothes. It’ll become the next avenue of individual expression, seen like no other throughout history!
Photo Credit: Nervous System