suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
daniel WIDRIG: The objects are part of the Escapism Collection that was presented at the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.
The project is a continuation of the collaboration between London based designer and architect Daniel Widrig and dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Escapism attempts to further investigate possibilities and potentiality of advanced digital design techniques and computer aided manufacturing in the realm of haute couture fashion. Based on the experiences made with earlier pieces such as Crystallization, Escapism pushes the limits of 3D printing in order to produce highly flexible structures. The dresses are made of bundles of fiber-like elements with minimized diameters.
The fineness of the printed lines makes the fabric lightweight, flexible and reasonably priced.
The geometric concept further allows the designers to create larger objects without compromising the model’s mobility on the catwalk. Different degrees of densities inside the fabric control the degree of transparency in different regions of the model’s body. The dress was produced in collaboration with New York based design label .MGX by Materialise via Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) in Polyamide.