Design studio Nervous System has outdone itself with the 3D-printed Kinematic Petals Dress. Combining advanced tech with accessible fashion, the whole garment came out of the printer in one session, ready to wear.
And honestly I'd wear one of these intricate, flowy little numbers in a heartbeat.
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Nervous System was started in 2007 by MIT-educated designers Jessica Rosenkranz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. The duo, based in Somerville, Mass., draw inspiration from natural phenomena. Previously they designed 3D-printed midsoles for New Balance and a lacy black 3D-printed dress.
For this new dress, they looked to real-life petals, feathers, and scales. Then they developed a textile language for their 3-D printing system called Kinematics, which can turn any 3-D shape into a flexible structure, according to the designers.
Using a full body scan as the starting point, the dress can be customized completely to the wearer through a dedicated design app - including the shape, size, and flow of the "petals." Feeling like spikes? How about scales? The choices seem endless.