The Melt Sweatshirt could very well be the world's first art sweatshirt. Berlin's The T-Shirt Issue deconstructed a sweatshirt into four different forms. While that may sound easy, it's actually quite technical. The Melt Sweatshirt was scanned by a 3D scanner and split into 360 polygons. The polygon-patterned sweatshirt was then cut with a laser cutter (reducing the total amount of polygons). The fabric was then sewn back together and propped up with cardboard to create a new form. This process was repeated three times.
The design of clothing has long been seen as an art form, but very few pieces of clothing are created solely as works of art. The T-Shirt Issue's Melt Sweatshirt could very well change that. The sweatshirt will be on display during New York Fashion Week 2014 at the Gallery R'Pure.
The T-Shirt Issue's Melt Sweatshirt is a Fashionable Work of Art
1. Art Clothing - There is a growing trend in creating clothing pieces that are not only functional but also serve as works of art, opening opportunities for designers to experiment with unconventional materials and techniques.
2. 3D Scanning - The use of 3D scanning technology in creating clothing designs is on the rise, providing avenues for designers to create complex, intricate designs that were previously difficult to achieve through traditional methods.
3. Sustainable Fashion - The process of deconstructing and reconstructing clothing items can lead to the creation of sustainable fashion pieces that reduce textile waste and promote eco-friendly practices in the industry.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can incorporate 3D scanning technology and sustainable practices to stay ahead of trends in creating 'art clothing.'
2. Art - Artists can collaborate with fashion designers to create clothing pieces that blur the lines between fashion and art, expanding the market for wearable art.
3. Cultural Institutions - Museums and galleries can showcase fashion pieces that push the boundaries of conventional clothing design and promote creativity and innovation in the fashion industry.