"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions." - Coco Chanel.

Digital fabrication has enabled the crossovers between fashion and architecture and blurring the boundary between these industries. Fashion designers utilize 3D printing technology to incorporate architectural form and structuresinto their designs.  Fashion architecture  is a contemporary view of clothing which is possible with advanced material system and digital  fabrication technology. There are many designerswho found this crossover dialogue and  seek a unique way to make the conventions of their filed unconventional,  and create  an avant-garde brand. This could elevate the future of fashion industry into a new era  which fabric and swinging machine is no longer  necessary. 

One of my  favorite artists is  Neri Oxman  who studied architecture and selected being one of the 100 most creative people in 2009, make her way with computational design, synthetic biology, material science and digital fabrication. She has created art piece from micro scales to building scales. Mushtari, Qamar, Zuhal, Otaared are just four of her multiple fashion architecture made. In her latestdesign In collaboration with Christoph Bader and Dominik Kolb, she explored the relationship between the built and the natural environments by usingadvanced design techniqueinspiredbythe form and function of the human gastrointestinal tract.

Also, Nervous System, famous and innovative designers for their 3D printed Kinematic fabric. They have designed a sophisticated dress inspired by petals for exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  In the past years, They have also made several online design apps and other data-driven midsoles with New Balance.  Their design methods is perfectly blend fashion and technology to reevaluate the reality and express the individuality. Their design platform push fashion and fabrication in amazing ways where anyone would be able to show and express their feelings  with CAD software and 3d printing technology to ecreate unique and affordable wearable art

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Another well-known designer for 3D fashion is Iris van Herpen. She expresses her ideas usingtechnology and advanced fabrication techniques including 3d printing, injection molding andlaser cutting to create intricate three-dimensional structures for dresses. Her latest design “Hacking Infinity”, a 3D printed transparent dress was created in collaboration with architect Niccolo Casas.  The result was a unique pieces which the pattern move both by the body’s interaction and the aesthetic sensibility. Van Herpen deftly explore futuristic idea including synesthesia, living technology and magnetic fields and many others. Says van Herpen on her site, "she forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and so to express and underline individuality.”

3D printed fashion can make a relation to artists who see the real identity of what fashion and art is all about. It is not only an artistic expression, but also can be used to add more value to the world we are living in.

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