Stunning diva Dita Von Teese is spotted above wearing a 3D printed mesh garment, now how about that? Does this mean that designers and couturiers alike will soon be out of a job? Not really, as there will always be demand for an old school fashion designer, not to mention that current haute couture houses can always jump aboard the 3D printing bandwagon and come up with some of their greatest creations down the road by embracing technology instead of shunning it. The 3D printed gown that you see envelop the bountiful curves of Dita Von Tesse is the result of a creative collaboration between Shapeways and designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti.
Created from a total of 17 printed nylon pieces, they have been dyed black, lacquered and hand adorned with more than 13,000 Swarovski crystals to create a dream dress. The mesh garment itself has been designed with articulated joints, and these will expand and contract with the body’s movement, allowing the gown to be flexible and functioning more like fabric.RELATED