Re-Making Patterns OpeningSeptember 15, 2015 At 117 Beekman Street, Manhattan, NY
For the final week of the Making Patterns exhibition at South Street Seaport’s Culture District, Eyebeam and Shapeways present a new collection of 3D-printed fashion garments that emerged from this year’s Computational Fashion Master Class. Come see this final addition to the show showcasing the most current advances in 3D-printed fashion design.
This year, Eyebeam and Shapeways brought together fifteen fashion designers, engineers, and media artists from across North America and Asia to build skills and collaboratively design at the intersection of fashion and technology. After a challenging and rigorous class taught by expert practitioners and artists in the fields of fashion, 3D modeling, and 3D printing, five groups of artists produced brand new pieces that break away from conventional dress in favor of conceiving garments and accessories that do not yet exist.
Combining traditional fashion techniques and emerging technologies, each piece functions as an extension or augmentation of the body, exploring concepts such as second skin, performative textiles, as well as responsive and kinetic structures.
Sasha de Koninck
Nora O’ Murchú
Shapeways is the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace, empowering designers to bring amazing products to life. By giving anyone the ability to quickly and affordably turn ideas from digital designs into real products, Shapeways is fundamentally changing how products are made and by whom. Headquartered in Manhattan, Shapeways also has factories and offices in Eindhoven, Long Island City and Seattle. shapeways.com
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. The program chair is Dr. Sabine Seymour, owner of Moondial and professor of Fashionable Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund. fashion.eyebeam.org
Refreshments courtesy of New York City’s Only Local Vodka: