personal space: The past few years have taught us the need to intertwine our intimate personal and public space. This is expressed through fashion design and identity that reflects intimacy, passion, vulnerability, comfortable clothing, homewear and softness.
Social integration: The past two years have forced us to confront serious social grievances such as equality, gender and race. This collection is a celebration of our common humanity and highlights the growing sensitivity towards community building, social inclusion and sexuality.
Conscious Manufacturing: Our goal is to create designs that will last for years, in all seasons. This reduces waste and since the manufacturing process is more intentional, each piece has its own unique story. This collection focuses on slow fashion, conscious manufacturing, longevity and respect for the planet and its environment.
The seven design groups contributing to the SSYS 2Y22 group are:
- Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4,000 designs in production, 400 awards, and operations in over 35 countries bear witness to Karim’s design legend. Each piece in his collection reflects the signature style of technical graphics and engineering. His multidisciplinary designs are digitally transformed from 2D to 3D, creating a range of contemporary luxury handbags and dresses for both casual and more elegant occasions.
- Jasna Rok Lab is an award-winning studio, combining innovative fashion with cutting-edge technology whose work focuses on the physiology of emotions. Jasna Rokegem worked in collaboration with 3D designer Travis Fitch, using both Rhino and CLO3D software to translate EQ into 3D algorithmic structures. This Trypophilia group depicts meridians running through our bodies, reflecting the physical locations and language of each emotion – sadness, happiness, anger, and fear.
- Janet Goldstein is a fashion designer and intelligent textile researcher who specializes in developing 3D printed fashion. Ganit’s design is inspired by the motifs found in nature found across the four seasons – from crisp autumn leaves to soft spring blossoms. She successfully mimics the way natural light plays with these elements, providing additional layers of depth in her jacket designs. The GnoMon collection represents a new approach to textile personalization and rethinks what constitutes a trend and what can be considered timeless within the fashion seasons.
- FORÆVA is a multidisciplinary design laboratory co-founded by fashion designer, Lana Dumitru and architect, Vlad Tino. FORÆVA Multicultural Digital Embroidery gives a fascinating insight into the way social communication can be established through storytelling. The collection showcases classic Roman ethnic designs for modern life, with 3D printed pieces that bring us closer to these cultures, while also revealing hidden meanings when viewed closely.
- Assa Studio has been at the forefront of exploring the creative potential of additive manufacturing for more than a decade. Assa Ashuach has created several designs for the collection that include a unique light fixture design and a customizable origami-inspired clutch, printed on vegan leather by Dinamicamiko. The innovative 3D-printed Evolve shoe features a custom ‘evolution sensor’ midsole that studies the wearer while recording their movement data and is currently on display at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
- Illusory Material is a San Francisco-based design studio, co-created with Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng, specializing in optics and software research. As acclaimed designers and researchers, they are known for their work on the lenticular effect, which they bring to life with this new refillable perfume bottle design, a first of its kind!
- KAIMIN is active in the LGBTQIA+ community and has worked with the likes of Bjork, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Based in New York, this flexible fashion label designed three new pieces in collaboration with Travis Fitch, which reflect inclusivity. The suit, dress, and jacket draw their inspiration from the parametric urban architecture of New York.
Shamir Shoham, Vice President of Design for Stratasys, said, “Our partnerships with designers and fashion houses have allowed us to offer the world an innovative collection created using 3D printing technology. We believe that 3D printing is the future of innovation in fashion and design and that it will open up limitless possibilities for fashion designers and manufacturers to customize and personalize 3D printed fabric pieces.”
Stratasys has partnered with Dyloan and D-house in Milan, an innovation center of excellence in the development of fashion technology, and D-house demonstrates the diversity of 3D printing applications from concept design to production with Stratasys 3DFashion™ technology. Pieces from Reflection Technology and Stratasys 3DFashion will be on display at the D-house throughout Milan Design Week. Stratasys technology is also a focus of Italy’s new D-House Academy of Fashion Designers, which is helping to transform design workflows to reflect the capabilities of technology.
The J850 TechStyle 3D Printer enables fashion designers and manufacturers to 3D print directly onto textiles and apparel using unlimited color, transparency, and flexible printed materials. Powered by unique 3DFashion technology, which enables inkjet polymer adhesion to various types of textiles, this printer is driving the expansion of PolyJet’s business into the manufacture of high-end fashion, luxury fashion and accessories.
Lidewij Edelkoort, a world-renowned fashion specialist and trend forecaster, said there has long been interest in a 3D printer for fabrics and clothing, with a myriad of potential creative applications for fashion designers. She said she expected an enthusiastic industry response as a result; “From the craft of ornamentation to creative engineering comes this Stratasys hybrid instrument, as the answer to a million prayers, allowing ornamentation to be highlighted for an all-encompassing follower.”
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