Thousands of Interlocking Components Compose 3D-Printed Dresses
Explorative fashion label Nervous Systems has printed a fully wearable dress—no assembly required
Nervous Systems is the kind of company you get when you mix science, tech, art, physics and fashion all together. With its latest printed clothing project, the label shares they’ve already printed four dresses each with unique patterns and design. How they did it is nothing less than spectacular.
Using algorithms observable in nature, the label creates unique shapes that are intricate, geometrical but also organic across all its product categories. They were first able to create foldable patterns using their method. Called the Kinetics textile, each cell has functional hinges that allow draping and dynamic changing of shapes. By using a 3D printing method called “sintering,” the sheets and hinges are printed in one go without the need for any assembly.