The experimental New York-based fashion label ThreeASFOUR—said to be a favorite of Björk and Yoko Ono—unveiled two sculptural 3-D printed dresses last week. The dresses were made in collaboration with New York designer Travis Fitch and the 3-D printing company Stratasys, the dresses are part of the label’s 2016 Biomimicry collection, which draws inspiration from both plant geometry and animal anatomy. For example, the Harmonograph dress is based on the Fibonacci sequence, the mathematical formula that defines so many patterns and forms in the natural world.
Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, the designers from the New York-based label Ohne Titel, are known for their ultra-modern knitwear. For their latest collection, consist of a combination of materials and fabrication techniques, including weaving, knitting, and a 3-D polymer, to create a lovely new type of textile that lies somewhere between lace and chain mail. Their collection illustrates how 3-D printing is coming of age in the fashion world, transforming from a novelty into a legitimate tool for creating new textures, fabrics, and more.
Fashion, As Designed By Your Brainwaves
As part of VFiles’ show at New York Fashion Week, New York-based designer Nayana Malhotra debuted her project Neurocouture, which involved wrapping models in projection-mapped pieces that were linked to consumer-grade EEG devices. A nearby computer was programmed to detect certain brainwave patterns, then produce animated GIFs that expressed corresponding emotions.
Chromat’s glowing Lumina collection taken cues from the conceptual artist Robert Irwin and the nature of bioluminescence, designer Becca McCharen used Intel’s Curie module (a button-sized wearable) and StretchSense’s flexible sensors to create clothing that glows in response to movement.