Exploring the use of digital 3D printing in fashion, Ron Arad’s new range of 3D printed glasses for PQ Eyewear will be on display. Printed in laser sintered nylon, his designs dispense with the need for metal hinges in the arms of the glasses.
Daniel Widrig, another trained architect foraying into the fashion world will also have his work on display. Producing ‘wearable sculptures’, his laser-sintered polyamide jewellery is inspired by architecture and fashion.
Layer by Layer will also feature the Melonia shoe, which was developed by Naim Josefi with industrial designer Souzan Yusouf. Each shoe is printed according to precise foot measurements.
Layer by Layer has been produced by consultancy Saint H and Fashion Digital Studio at London College of Fashion, and moost of what is on display at this exhibition will be highly experimental prototypes. Gemma Williams, gallery curator says, ‘It’s a snapshot of the 3D printing industry as it stands currently.’
There will also be a 3D printer running in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, printing objects to be put on display during the show’s tenure.
Layer by Layer is running from 10 April – 18 May 3 at the Fashion Space Gallery, First Floor, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G