I bought a Wired Subscription for my husband’s birthday last year (it was a misguided gift unfortunately as he hates it for it consumerist focus). Normally I don’t find anything that much interesting in there but the Kinematic Dress caught my eye.
It piqued my interest because one of my favourite topics of conversation with the Mr. SNS is what the future will look like. One thing we tend to agree on is how everything is eventually just going to be 3D printed- houses, cars, guns, crockery…..; he was adamant it won’t happen for clothes but when I saw this I was like AHA!!!!
Taken from their website:
The Kinematics Dress is a technical achievement but its also an article of clothing. We designed it with comfort and durability in mind, aiming to make a 3D-printed garment that you can actually wear, one that invites movement instead of constraining it.
Here it is in motion……
Though it creases and flows like satin it was actually 3D printed. The gown was created by Massachusetts based design studio Nervous System. Each dress starts as a 3D scan of the wearer’s body, the software breaks the design down into thousands of differently sized triangles, then adds hinges to each segment. The process takes 2 days. So far they have printed 9 dresses – the first was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (New York). From this year they will ship made-to-order versions of a smaller skirt and they wont be cheap (think expensive wedding gown prices) :-).
So imagine no swayback adjustments, forward shoulder, FBA, SBA ….etc ……..etc and no need for muslins!
I have to admit I am intrigued about where this will take dressmaking in future.
Would you become a silicon seamstress? Or would you stick with what we have now? Is our particular skill set on its way out? I’d love to hear what you think below. Yay or nay?
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a pleasant and lovely weekend.
Peace and love,