Beijing-based designer and 2008 Central St. Martins graduate Vega Zaishi Wang has created electroluminescent (EL) fabric. EL fabricks can be scultpted and formed around the body in ways that standard LEDs cannot. EL fabric is used today in car dashbords and sign displays.
Fashion designers, fashion brands, artists, universities and even architects have entered the 3D printed fashion race. Iris van Herpen, Bryan Oknyansky, Francis Bitonti, Madeline Gannon, Marla Marchants, Daniel Widrig and threeASFOUR have all broken serious ground in the 3D printed fashion movement. I expect to see 3D wearable flexable designs in stores by 2015.
“The Future of fashion is Electroluminescent, 3D and Digital. Our clothing will become our computer.” – Gray Scott