Stratasys has presented its SSYS 2Y22 Reflection Collection, realised using the Stratasys J850 TechStyle 3D printer, at the Milan Design Week.
Inspired by the current social and political climate and moved by the desire to fight social injustices and manufacture mindfully, the collection includes dresses, suits, daywear, lighting, luxury packaging, cosmetics, handbags, accessories and footwear.
“Reflection brings to life the impact of the global changes of the last two years through innovative fashion and design pieces,” said Stratasys art, design and fashion director Naomi Kaempfer.
“The collection focuses on three main pillars – personal space, social inclusion and mindful manufacturing.”
The Reflection Collection was created in collaboration with seven designer groups: Karim Rashid, Jasna Rob Lab, Ganit Goldstein, FORÆVA, Assa studio, Illusory Material and Kaimin.
Award-winning designer Karim Rashid has created a range of luxury handbags and dresses, with a strong style of art graphics and geometry, designed to be fashionable in both formal and casual settings.
Combining innovative fashion and cutting-edge technology, Jasna Rok Lab worked in collaboration with 3D designer Travis Fitch, using both Rhino and CLO3D to translate EQ to 3D algorithmic structures, to visualise the meridians that pass through our bodies and create a collection that reflects the physical location of each emotion.
Ganit Goldstein’s designs are inspired by the textures in nature found across the four seasons, which she simulates in her jacket designs. The “GnoMo” collection aims to challenge the idea of seasonality and trend in the framework of fashion seasons.
FORÆVA multidisciplinary design lab, co-founded by fashion designer Lana Dumitru and architect Vlad Tenu, has created a collection that shows classic ethic Romanian designs for modern-day living with 3D printed pieces that aim to bring the viewer closer to that culture while revealing hidden meanings when viewed up close.
At the forefront of exploring the creative potential of AM for over a decade, Assa Studio has created several designs for the collection that include a unique light fixture design and an origami-inspired customisable clutch bag, printed on Dunamicamiko plant-based leather.
The San Francesco-based design studio Illusory Material, co-founded by Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng, has put its experience in optics and software research into a design for a refillable perfume bottle.
The gender-fluid fashion label Kaimin has designed three new pieces in collaboration with Travis Fitch, that reflects inclusivity. The body suit, dress and jacket, they said, derive their inspiration from the New York parametric urban architecture.
“Our partnerships with designers and fashion houses have allowed us to bring to the world an innovative collection created using 3D printing technology,” said Stratasys VP of design Shamir Shoham.
“We believe that 3D printing is the future of innovation in fashion and design and that it will open up unlimited possibilities for fashion designers and manufacturers to personalise and customise 3D-printed fabric pieces.”
Stratasys has partnered with Dyloan and the D-house in Milan to demonstrate the versatility of 3D printing applications from concept design through production using Stratasys 3D fashion technology.
Pieces from the Reflection Collection and Stratasys 3DFashion technology will be showcased at the D-house throughout Milan Design Week.
Stratasys technology also is the focus of the new D-House Academy for fashion designers in Italy, which aims at changing design workflows to reflect new technologies’ capabilities.
The J850 TechStyle 3D printer, Stratasys said, allows fashion designers and manufacturers to 3D print direct to textile and garments using unlimited colour, transparency, and flexible printed materials.
Powered by the 3DFashion technology, which should allow the adhesion of inkjet polymer over various types of textiles, this printer is leading the PolyJet business expansion into the manufacturing of haute couture, luxury fashion and accessories.
Lidewij Edelkoort, fashion specialist and trend forecaster, said that there has long been an interest in 3D printing for fabric and garments, with countless potential creative applications for fashion designers and that she expects an enthusiastic industry response.
“From decorative craft to creative engineering comes this hybrid machine from Stratasys, as an answer to a million prayers, allowing the ascension of embellishment for an inclusive following,” she said.