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logoWe always look forward to seeing the latest products forthcoming from premium 3D printing design company df3D. While their mission is to provide a first-class 3D printing service bureau and marketplace, df3D often shows off some talented moves of their own as we’ve seen previously with their high-end and beautifully ornamental 3D printed chess pieces. Always innovating, offering new tools like their Cloudf3d platform or the transforming eXtrud3it the Bangalore-based team at Df3D still keeps their hands in the game–proving that again today as they collaborate with an up-and-coming designer.

df3d-3d-printing-fashion-3d-printed-dress-top-OuterViewAs 3D printing becomes consistently more integrated in student design work and many important final-year projects, the world is seeing a fresh new perspective not only in industrial, experimental, and fine art, but in thinking of new ways altogether to present the progressive technology. This is one of the exciting things in seeing the youngest generations bring their ideas to light. Even more satisfying is seeing the process come full circle due to a partnership with those who are more experienced and have not only developed further in mastering art and design, but also advanced technology. So was the case for the very lucky Charbel Feghaly.

Feghaly was working on an intricate design for his final project at an elite Arab design school–but was encountering challenge in the design for his halter top using a medieval chainmail texture combined with the incredibly modern technology of 3D printing. Feghaly was encountering obstacles in reaching the desired fluidity and movement he’d envisioned for the apparel. Willing to take advice in order to get the best effect possible for his senior project, he enlisted the help of Formidable Industries, who reached out to their partner df3D.

topUnderstanding what a crucial project the final year design is for any student, df3D took special care in acting as lead on the project. Upon studying the ‘hinge-based’ system that Feghaly was employing for the 3D printed top, df3D was responsible not only for assessing and allowing for the material to become more fluid, moving more easily, but they also had the design manufactured by 3DPD using an SLS 3D printer. The whole idea behind the piece was to employ a minimalist effect in material that offered ‘multiplane movement’ as well.

The end result was that of a glamorous, leggy model in Beirut wearing Feghaly’s design down the runway with pride–and a fully 3D printed top. After coming up with an original and fresh idea and then accepting the expertise of a group of others who were fully invested in seeing Feghaly succeed, it was a success all around.

Is this a design you’d be interested in either trying to replicate in 3D print–or wear? What are your thoughts on using 3D printing in fashion? Discuss in the 3D Printed Apparel Design forum thread over at 3DPB.com.

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