suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Iris van HERPEN, Niccolo CASAS, & 3D Systems: Iris van Herpen, Niccolo Casas and 3D Systems collaborated for van Herpen’s S/S 2015 ready-to-wear collection, “Magnetic Motion,” introducing a stunning transparent dress covered in crystalline formations (Look 31) that have since been compared to ice sculptures.
The SLA or stereolithography technique, integral to making real such a complex and intricate dress, has been used for industrial applications in the past. (Stereolithography works through a beam of ultraviolet light, focused onto the surface of a vat filled with liquid photopolymer, thereby causing the photopolymer to harden layer by layer.
The dress, specifically designed to be worn by dutch model Iekeline Stange, was part of a stunning collection that also featured collaborations with architect Philip Beesley and artist Jolan van der Wiel.
Additional credits and links:
Yannis Vlamos, frontstage photographer.
Morgan O’Donovan, backstage photographer.