This can aptly be termed, a new era in fashion design and it is pioneered by fashion maestro Julia Daviy. At its heart is the first-ever collection of wearable 3D-printed fashion designs created on large-format 3D-printers which debuted at the Fashion Meet Technology NYFW event on September 6th 2018. There have been previous attempts at 3D printed pieces, some with ultra-sophisticated designs but those could not be worn for anything other than photo shoots, on the runway, or fashion publicity events. Julia Daviy’s collections have changed all that. Her pieces are not chunky, too futuristic, or unusual and can blend perfectly with any other exquisite dresses available now. Her work has also been referred to as the Third Age of Fashion.
Julia Daviy’s 3D printed fashion collection is the first ever to be released within the United States. Not only is it visually mesmerizing, trendy and extremely fashionable, it is functional, fabulously delicate and wearable for women on an everyday basis.
The world of 3D Printing has evolved significantly ever since its inception and widespread use in the early 90s. Today, full-format 3d printers can churn out almost anything we can imagine and the world of fashion design has not been left behind.
Julia Daviy utilizes large-scale printing technology with the majority of her collection. Each piece of clothing is printed in 2-4 parts using industrial large-format FDM 3D printers using TPU materials. She takes creativity to a new high by trying out the flexible resin and SLA technology which easily allow for complex designs and shapes without no post-processing. In the past, the 3D-printed fashion realm utilized small-scale printers, cutting, splitting and gluing multiple times over, thus assembling their piece of clothing from many small separate parts. Julia, on the other hand, makes use of large printing formats resulting in minimal handwork and post-processing. She has also managed to single-handedly produce all three stages of 3D printing herself. The result? The highest level quality of 3d printed fashion in the industry.
The 3D printing process has the potential to be less energy intensive and wasteful than existing clothing manufacture techniques. About one-third of all the fabric we make is thrown away. Also, every year millions of animals are killed for their skins. The suffering inflicted by industrial farming techniques for the production of leather is impossible to avoid. Julia’s first mission with 3D printing has been to create a replacement for leather. Her current collection includes one of the most popular items of leather clothing – a biker jacket – made from a 3D printed material that is not just as good as, but in many characteristics, far exceeds animal sourced leather.
Below are some of Julia Daviy’s most notable collections:
The Polka Dot Exoskeleton Dress: Inspired by exoskeletons of sea urchins, Julia Daviy created a ready-to-3d-wear classic dress with 3-dimensional polka dots, which are pretty similar to the round barbed in the closer look.
The Parametric Coral Pleated Dress: Inspired by sea reefs and especially by Fungia Coral, Julia Daviy created a dress, which despite its parametric structure and being 3d printed looks like a real wearable dress for cocktail parties or special occasions.
The Parametric Skin Suit: Julia used the 3-dimensional pattern similar to a snakeskin and parametric lines of different height, inspired by the shapes of Fungia Coral and sea animal species skin patterns.
The Pure Nature Suit: The suit is super flexible. It’s lining made from premium eco-friendly fabric produced from recycled fishing nets.
The Lace Mini Skirt: The world’s first 3D-printed lace skirt. Inspired by the shapes of the coral reef and a skirt from one of the most popular looks of Carrie Bradshaw.
The Fragility Dress: Made from a peace (Ahimsa) silk organza fabric and was decorated by a 3-dimensional pattern similar to spines of sea urchins.
The Parametric Black Ocean Dress: 3D-printed manually, 3-dimensional and made from mixed filaments – flexible tpu and flexible biodegradable PLA. The elements of bra zone as the shoal of jellyfishes and the shape of the dress is similar to a sea star body architecture.
The Black 3D-printed Bodysuit / Swimming Suit: Made with a lining made from premium eco-friendly swimming spandex fabric (made from recycled fishing nets).
The Pink Coral Neon Skirt: The 3-dimensional patterns are inspired by coral reef fishes are grey and have different heights. So the skirt slightly changes the body architecture.
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