Combining fashion, science and 3D printing technology, London-based fashion designer Catherine Wales has created Project DNA, an 8-piece accessories collection to push the boundaries of digital fabrication within the luxury market. She has been working in luxury and fashion for over 15 years.
Her new collection embraces technological developments in order to cut down wastage and better support consumer demand.
A 3D scanner analyzes a body, it’s possible to chose the materials, cut and colors of a dress from a monitor, and the garment is printed in mere moments, modulated according to shape and desires. No, it is not a fiction movie.
Wales creates a digital avatar of the prospective wearer using a 3D scanner so each piece can be custom designed and built specifically for their body shape.
The project was on display at Arnhem Mode Biennale in the Netherlands and at Design Museum in London.
Photos © Christine Kreiselmaier