In collaboration with Shapeways fashion designer Kimberly Ovitz took the idea of natural defense — an exoskeleton — and brought her first jewelry line to life. This fluid, organic 3D printed jewelry collection includes five pieces that fit to your body like armor.
Each piece in the line comes in either in stainless steel or nylon and is made using 3D printing technology. Each piece can be customized so the wearer has a choice of design, color and size.
At the Decoded Fashion event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this week, Ovitz presented her jewelry line at the Fall 2013 runway. Already, her design can be ordered the day of the runway show and customer could receive a piece in two weeks, thanks to the 3D printing. "Consumer demands are changing," Ovitz said, "Everyone wants everything at the touch of a button."
All five pieces are now available on Shapeways, prices range from $35 to $250.
(Images credit: Kimberly Ovitz)
Markus Ferrigato, head of innovation at Swarovski Professional said at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week that Swarovski will engage with 3D printing in the future. The goal is "to really make each individual a designer themselves and support them."
If you are interesting in knowing more about Fashion innoviation in 3D printing, Eyebeam in New York city is hosting an event on Feb.27.
As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents an exciting event featuring designers and producers using cutting edge 3D printing techniques to push the boundaries of fashion. From the runway to the DIY hackerspace, 3D printing and rapid prototyping have become an increasingly popular and accessible way to produce objects that are both highly complex and easily replicable.
Join us as our featured presenters discuss and demo their work, highlighting unique collaborations taking place in NYC between fashion designers, technologists, and manufacturers.
Joris Debo, Creative Director (.MGX by Materialise)
Duann Scott, Designer Evangelist (Shapeways)
Bradley Rothenberg, architect and Gabi Asfour, designer (threeASFOUR)
Alexandra Samuel, Dan Selden, and Ross Leonardy (Crowd Control)
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