Monday, May 16, 2016

Manus X Machina

A detail from this awesome exhibit currently on
view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This is the Costume Institute's huge new 2016 show,
which explores how fashion designers
are reconciling the handmade vs machine-made.

These dresses feature 3-D-printed

[Linking back to Macro Monday.]


  1. I should check this out - thanks for putting a bug in my ear.
    ; )

  2. Weird. Where would anyone ever wear these things?!

  3. Great patterns. Never would have though they were on clothing.

  4. Fascinating use of 3-D printing for use in fashion.

    It's only a matter of time before we see programable micro-LEDS interwoven in material that can be worn. If the front of Tokyo Station can be transformed into this there is nothing standing in the way of “cloth” doing this (it takes a long time to kick start), and an infinite number of other things. Invisibility cloak anyone? Moving paisley? Waterfalls. Monarch butterflies grouping and dispersing... Nothing that is except a lot of time and effort.

    I hope I don’t find out that this concept would have been patentable.


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