Model Dita Von Tisse has worn a fully 3D printed dress which is based on the Fibonacci sequence and designed by Michael Schmidt. 3D modeled by architect Francis Bitonti and 3D printed in nylon by Shapeways, the dress premiered at the Ace Hotel in New York on Monday night.
The gown was designed on Schmidt’s iPad and was assembled from 17 pieces, dyed black, lacquered and adorned with over 13,000 black Swarovski crystals. The dress has 3,000 moving individual parts that were designed to flow over Dita’s bodu and fit her perfectly.
Each individual component is hollow and makes the dress lightweight at only 11.5 pounds. The designer says that this dress shows what’s possible with 3D printing to create complex, customized fabric like garments which can be designed exactly to meet a specific person or need.