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25 Examples of 3D-Printed Garments

From Adrenaline-Sensing Dresses to Sculptural Cyborg Couture

— November 11, 2015 — Tech
These 3D-printed garments demonstrate how new technology is changing the design process. Traditionally, the process of manufacturing a new garment is both long and labor-intensive. However, 3D printing technology could help to streamline and simplify the design process in the years to come.

Instead of constructing clothing by hand, 3D printing allows designers to manipulate their garments with digital tools. These digital renderings allow designers to conceptualize unusual shapes and patterns that have never been seen before. For example, Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht constructed a line of dresses that transformed different automotive parts into experiential couture.

In addition to helping designers come up with creative designs, 3D-printing also allows these individuals to utilize fabric that is not traditionally used to make clothing. For instance, a California couple produced a mesh bikini out of a material that can absorb contaminants from the water. Adidas also designed a line of athletic apparel that is made from titanium-blended yarn, which helps to keep the wearer cool.
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Gaze-Interacting Wearables
Gaze-Interacting Wearables
This 3D-Printed Clothing Item Moves Based on Gaze-Tracking Cameras
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3D Fabric Printers
3D Fabric Printers
The Elecroloom is the First 3D Printer to Make Clothing
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3D-Printed Interactive Dresses
3D-Printed Interactive Dresses
These High-Tech Fashion Outfits are Inspired by the Audi 'A4'
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Transmutational 4D Clothing
Transmutational 4D Clothing
This Design Studio Has Created 4D-Printed Garments and Jewelry
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4D-Printed Frocks
4D-Printed Frocks
This 3D-Printed Dress Assumes Another Dimension When Hinged for Movement
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3D-Printed Gowns
3D-Printed Gowns
The Verlan Dress Flaunts the Ease Which Tech Has Infiltrated the Fashion Industry
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Smartphone-Connected Corsets
Smartphone-Connected Corsets
'X.Pose' is a Piece of Fashion Integrated with Smartphone Data
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Adrenaline-Sensing Dresses
Adrenaline-Sensing Dresses
This Dress Grows When Intel Curie Technology Senses Quickened Breathing
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Metal-Infused Athletic Apparel
Metal-Infused Athletic Apparel
Adidas' Climachill Fabric Keeps Athletes Cool and Comfortable
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3D-Printed Avian Fashions
3D-Printed Avian Fashions
The Plumage Cape Recreates the Aesthetic of Feathers with 3D Technology
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Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
This 3D-Printed Bikini Cleans the Water As You Swim
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3D-Printed Fashion Shows
3D-Printed Fashion Shows
This Runway Show Featured a Live 3D-Printed Dress for Guests to See
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Technology Couture Exhibits
Technology Couture Exhibits
The Coded Couture Exhibit Displays How Fashion and Technology Collide
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Automotive-Inspired Dresses
Automotive-Inspired Dresses
These High Fashion Dresses are Supercharged with Car Parts
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Sculptural Cyborg Couture
Sculptural Cyborg Couture
The Eugenia Lejos PROTO3DYPE Collection Pushes Fashion Boundaries
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3D-Printed Fashion Collections
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
The Michaella Janse van Vuuren New Fashion Line is Striking
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Printed One-Use Undergarments
Printed One-Use Undergarments
Always Have Clean Delicates with 3D-Printed Disposable Underwear
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Water-Inspired Tech-Made Fashion
Water-Inspired Tech-Made Fashion
The 3D Printed Top by XYZ Workshop Wins International Competition
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3D-Printed Ice Queen Fashion
3D-Printed Ice Queen Fashion
The Bristle Dress by Francis Bitonti Studio Experiments with Volume
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Graphic 3D-Printed Fashion
Graphic 3D-Printed Fashion
Israeli Designer Noa Raviv Distorts the Body Through His Creations
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Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Tech-Assisted Responsive Apparel
Ruff Uses 3D Printed Smart Fabric to Interact with the Body
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Intricate 3D-Printed Lingerie
Intricate 3D-Printed Lingerie
This New Victoria's Secret Lingerie is Made to Resemble a Snowflake
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3D-Printed Fashion Collections
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
This Line of 3D-Printed Apparel is Designed for Everyday Wear
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3D-Printed Womenswear
3D-Printed Womenswear
Iris van Herpen's Latest Collection Features 3D-Printed Garments
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Dissolving Designer Sweatshirts
Dissolving Designer Sweatshirts
The T-Shirt Issue's Melt Sweatshirt is a Fashionable Work of Art
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