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3D Printed Fashion; 2014 trend alert?

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

Last year, the biggest story about 3D printers was how they were controversially being used to create weapons. But it turns out the new-fangled technology can make some killer fashion too. Melbourne architecture and design team Kae Woei Lim and Elena Low of XYZ Workshop have won awards for their latest fashion creation; a conversation piece in ode to water and sustainability.

Elena gets technical while explaining that XYZ were inspired by the “electrolysis of water to create hydrogen. The idea that pure clean energy can be a harnessed from water has great potential in the field of sustainable energy.” The design’s open and closed loops are meant embody water molecules as they change and the silhouette is based on a cheongsam so as to fuse both futuristic and traditional fashion techniques. The result looks like something akin to lace created by an other-wordly, underwater creature.  As beautiful as it is, we might not be printing our very own clothes at home – surely the modern fashion aficionados dream – anytime soon, as this one piece took took around 170 hours to print!

Would you wear 3D printed fashion?

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

3D printed fashion by XYZ Workshop Melbourne

This behind the scenes film provides a closer look at XYZ Workshop’s 3D printed fashion design.

Photography – Memento Inc.
Model – Amarantha Rayne
Soundtrack – Embers by Fractures
Hair & Make-up: Suggar Beauty

2 Thoughts on “3D Printed Fashion; 2014 trend alert?

  1. Thank You Style Melbourne for a great article on our Project. It was a labor of love and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the following people.

    CREDITS

    Music – Embers By Factures https://www.facebook.com/fracturesmusic

    Photography – Memento Inc.
    http://www.mementoinc.com/

    Model – Amarantha Rayne
    https://www.facebook.com/AmaranthaActressModel

    Makeup & Hair – Suggar Beauty
    https://www.facebook.com/suggarbeautycity

    Watch out for our next 3D fashion piece that we will be making an appearance on the catwalks in New York City this February

  2. Pingback: XYZ Workshop | XYZ Workshop wins grand prize in 3D Printed Fashion Competition.

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