Materialise, the Belgian based tech firm focusing on multiple uses of additive manufacturing, is the company that has consistently made the largest contribution to 3D printing Fashion.  In yet another first, Materialise recently brought 3D Printed fashion to Asia.  After recruiting a Malaysian fashion designer, Melinda Looi, Materialise organized a two part 3D Printing Fashion Show, with the first part focusing on accessories and the second part (covered in a later post) featuring designs by Melinda Looi.  

The winning design of the i.materialise Accessory Challenge were presented individually and gracefully by fashion models dressed identically in subdued black outfits. This particular challenge called for designers to use 3D printing to create a fashion/lifestyle accessory around the theme of “birds”.  The 10 winning designs were selected by i.materialise team, Wim Michiels, the Managing Director of Materialise Malaysia, and Melinda Looi.  The winning designs were announced in May, and were especially printed by Materialise Malaysia for the Fashion Show. 

The “Most out of the Box Design” winners expanded upon an idea of what a fashion accessory is:

"Bird" Accessory by Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques

“Bird” Accessory by Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques

Owls Wear Glasses by Marlon Artis

Owls Wear Glasses by Marlon Artis

Accessory by AmniosyA "Fly around"

Accessory by AmniosyA “Fly around”

Necklace by Erin Joyce "Fierce birds"

Necklace by Erin Joyce “Fierce birds”

“Most innovative designs” re-thought a traditional Malaysian accessory and adapted it to 3D Printing:

Gurusprad Rao- Peacock head gear

Gurusprad Rao- Peacock head gear

Saowakon P. – Kinnaree

Saowakon P. – Kinnaree

Gloria Valli – Woodpecker

Gloria Valli – Woodpecker

The “Most Entrepreneurial innovations: best consumer oriented designs” could easily translate from the runway to the store to your own jewelry box:

Marc van Megem – Hummingbird Bracelet

Marc van Megem – Hummingbird Bracelet

Marlon Artis – Snowey Owl Brooch

Marlon Artis – Snowey Owl Brooch

Rachel Bridget Chee – Nesting Necklace

Rachel Bridget Chee – Nesting Necklace

The Hummingbird bracelet is now available for purchase on the i.Materialise site, while the double winner of this Accessories Challenge, Marlon Artis is connected with Artizanwork, a great company making 3d printed jewelry.  The beautiful bird created by Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques is available by special order from their website.

All photos via Materialise.

 

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Materialise, the Belgian based tech firm focusing on multiple uses of additive manufacturing, is the company that has consistently made the largest contribution to 3D printing Fashion.  In yet another first, Materialise recently brought 3D Printed fashion to Asia.  After recruiting a Malaysian fashion designer, Melinda Looi, Materialise organized...