Layer by Layer

3D printing is taking a sartorial turn. From this week London College of Fashion will be exhibiting a selection of 3D printed clothes, accessories and shoes from more than ten different designers in the Layer by Layer show.

Marla Marchant

Source: courtesy of the designer

Marla Marchant

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.

Archway pq eyewear by Ron Arad
Archway pq eyewear by Ron Arad

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. 

Morph Jewellery, Julia Gaimster and Enrique Ramos
Morph Jewellery, Julia Gaimster and Enrique Ramos

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.

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Melonia shoe

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.’

Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, printed by i.materialise
Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, printed by i.materialise

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.

Rapid Form Shoe, Chau Har Lee
Rapid Form Shoe, Chau Har Lee

 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

 

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