With technology marching on more consistently than even the energizer bunny, it's no surprise that it's marched its way into fashion in the form of Fashion 2.0. The newest innovation seems to have come in the form of printable clothes, but when will you be able to use your 3D printer to pump out some Louis Vuittons? Not long, as Melinda Looi is already printing couture.
When you think about it, the fashion and tech industries aren't so different. Both create products that people use daily, follow extremely fickle trends and insist upon remaining on the cutting edge.
It's unsurprising, then, that the two worlds would eventually collide. While tech has been a presence in the fashion industry for years, it's only been in the past two that 3D printing has cropped up as a way for designers to rethink their process. This year, Belgium-based 3D printing company Materialise approached fashion designer Melinda Looi, who has won numerous awards for her experimental designs, to design a collection for Asia's first 3D-printed fashion show. (Read More)