The red carpet and the future of fashion High tech 3D designs

24 May

The red carpet and the future of fashion High tech 3D designs

A technology which is a bit more above 10 years has shook its hands in fashion 3D design models, which was seen at Met Gala 2016 - it proves that the future belongs to the new High tech fashion. So it was proved by the models on the red carpet.

Met Gala 2016 was profoundly themed around Manus x Machina, Hand and Machine which showed the world its most impressive designs. The gala which was a fundraiser event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is hosted by Anna Wintour (Chairwoman of Vogue). As it goes without saying that the celebrities did their best to wear the most impressive dresses and outfits but on a common platform - technology.

High tech 3D designs?

Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive, who also co-hosted the Gala said that fashion and technology were never “at odds”, but they work hand in hand. This is exactly what the world saw at the Met Gala 2016 an ultimate proof of this statement. 3D printing, LED technologies and amazing designs were the stars of the red carpet this year.

Fairy Tale Come True - Claire Danes dress glows in the dark

It seemed like Claire Danes walked straight out of Disney's Cindrella, wearing a gown designed by Zac Posen was stunning, because it actually glowed in dark. Zac revealed that he sewed 30 battery packs into the dress which powered the fibre optic organza and made the dress light up in the dark.

Claire Danes was followed by Allison Williams who wore an asymmetric dress, which was custom designed which enhanced the look of her beautiful body designed by Peter Pilotto. 3D model of flowers, which was added on the silvery dress. This way, the dress had the latest technology incorporated in it, without the drawback most 3D printed dresses have.

High tech 3D designs?

These designs have broken the shackels of printed dresses looking like a solid piece of plastic, which lacked movement.

From Servers to Fashion - IBM designs Karolina Kurkova’s dress

May sound as a hoax that IBM has ventured into fashion - but its not. Model Karolina Kurkova wore a LED smart dress designed by Marchesa and IBM’s Watson team. The LED lights were programmed to change colour on tweets regarding the Met Gala. The dress which is also know as "cognitive dress" surely proves that smart 3d clothing is here to stay.

Image Credit: Bill Davila&Evan Agostini

Chris Joel (Author)

The red carpet and the future of fashion High tech 3D designs
Chris Joel is a writer at 3D Printers Online Store. Hailing from South London, he has a degree in English Literature. His interests include the application of 3D printing technology to art and its popularization.