3D printed fashion becoming popular in ASEAN

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3D printed fashion by Malaysian designer Melinda Looi

Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia’s very first 3D printed fashion show – a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion design.

Malaysian designer Melinda Looi teamed up with Belgian 3D printing studio Materialise and Mellooi Creation Sdn. Bhd. to create Asia’s first entirely 3D printed runway collection.

The collection involved a team of 8 people, including three 3D modelers, two engineers, and Looi’s own design team. Each piece took months to design and convert into 3D files. They were then printed at Materialise headquarters in Belgium. The theme of the show was “Birds” and featured avian designs inspired by nature.

The fashion show was one example for the vast potential 3D printing has in the fashion industry, apart from haute couture also for footwear and accessories. The theme came up earlier in 2013 when 3D printed shoes hit the catwalk at the Paris Fashion Show 2013, and when celebrity Dita Van Teese presented the world’s first fully 3D printed gown in March at a fashion event in New York.

More can be expected from this new trend when stretchable materials can be printed out from 3D printers, a process which is currently in development. For example, the North Carolina State University has just developed a “liquid metal” alloy that in the future could bring wearable electronic gadgets.

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3D printed fashion by Malaysian designer Melinda Looi

Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia’s very first 3D printed fashion show – a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion design.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

melindalooi1
3D printed fashion by Malaysian designer Melinda Looi

Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia’s very first 3D printed fashion show – a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion design.

Malaysian designer Melinda Looi teamed up with Belgian 3D printing studio Materialise and Mellooi Creation Sdn. Bhd. to create Asia’s first entirely 3D printed runway collection.

The collection involved a team of 8 people, including three 3D modelers, two engineers, and Looi’s own design team. Each piece took months to design and convert into 3D files. They were then printed at Materialise headquarters in Belgium. The theme of the show was “Birds” and featured avian designs inspired by nature.

The fashion show was one example for the vast potential 3D printing has in the fashion industry, apart from haute couture also for footwear and accessories. The theme came up earlier in 2013 when 3D printed shoes hit the catwalk at the Paris Fashion Show 2013, and when celebrity Dita Van Teese presented the world’s first fully 3D printed gown in March at a fashion event in New York.

More can be expected from this new trend when stretchable materials can be printed out from 3D printers, a process which is currently in development. For example, the North Carolina State University has just developed a “liquid metal” alloy that in the future could bring wearable electronic gadgets.

3d printed shoes
3D printed shoes
Dita1
Dita van Teese’s 3D printed gown
jewellery 3D
3D printed jewellery

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