Escapism | Daniel Widrig, Iris van Herpen + MGX by Materialise

All I’m going to say is- This is the Escapism collection which comes from the collaboration between Daniel Widrig, Iris van Herpen, and the digital manufacturers MGX by Materialise. The rest is all from the designers…

‘Escapism is a continuation of the collaboration between London based architect Daniel Widrig and dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.Escapism attempted to further investigate possibilities and potentiality of advanced digital design techniques and computer aided manufacturing in the realm of haute couture fashion design.

designed by Daniel Widrig, Iris van Herpen + MGX by Materialise

Based on earlier experiences made with digitally manufactured dresses, Escapism pushes the limits of 3D printing in order to increase the wearability of the pieces.The project started with Crystallization, the first fashion collection ever featuring 3d printed dresses. Crystallization was launched at the Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2010.

The dresses are composed of clusters of fiber-like elements with minimized diameters. The fineness of the printed lines of the fabric makes the overall objects lightweight, flexible and allows for an economic production.The geometric concept further allowed the designers to create larger objects without comprimising wearability and the model’s mobility on the catwalk.

The geometric concept further allowed the designers to create larger objects without comprimising wearability and the model’s mobility on the catwalk.’

designed by Daniel Widrig, Iris van Herpen + MGX by Materialise

Matt Davis

© Daniel Widrig, Iris van Herpen + MGX by Materialise

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