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Disruptive Printed Fashion

Stratasys, threeASFOUR & Travis Fitch 3D-Printed Directly on Fabric

— September 14, 2019 — Fashion
For New York Fashion Week, Stratasys teamed up with designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch to showcase the possibilities for 3D printing directly on clothing. The Chro-Morpho shown at threeASFOUR's Fall/Winter runway show can be identified by its use of microscopic colors and light filtering, which takes inspiration from butterfly and insect wings.

Ordinarily, 3D-printed elements have needed to be printed on their own and affixed to garments afterward but this innovation from Stratasys demonstrates greater flexibility, as well as enhances the structural integrity of garments.

As Stratasys' Art, Design and Fashion Director Naomi Kaempfer sees it, "Within the next two years, I believe consumers will be able to purchase an array of 3D-printed garments from high-fashion brands and the result will be access to an explosion of unique color and texture combinations that are simply not possible through traditional methods."
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