Creator and designer Julia Daviy, debuted the first ever 3D printed wearable full clothing collection for women at NYFW on 6th September 2018. What makes Daviy’s collection different from other 3D printed pieces released by various designers, is the fact that her clothes are not chunky or unusual. Instead, the collection is made out of garments that resemble true everyday clothing that is both functional and wearable.
3D Printing, Less Wasteful Than Existing Clothing Manufacture Techniques?
Julia’s fascination with 3D printing began in early 2016. “I believe that the 3D printing of clothing represents more than an innovation in fashion. 3D printing technologies will create an entirely new age for the fashion industry. The third age of fashion will once again liberate the creativity of women.”
Her predecessors in the 3D printed fashion game are known for printing with small-scale printers, cutting, splitting and glueing multiple times over.”
On creating the Liberation Collection, Julia Daviy printed each piece of clothing in 2-4 parts, using large-scale printing technology. The majority of her collection was printed on industrial large-format FDM 3D printers using TPU materials. She also experimented with flexible resin and SLA technology which permited her to print complex design shapes easily with almost no post-processing. Her predecessors in the 3D printed fashion game are known for printing with small-scale printers, cutting, splitting and glueing multiple times over, thus assembling their piece of clothing from many small separate parts. For Julia, her large printing format means a minimum of handwork and post-processing, with the highest level quality of 3D printed fashion in the industry. She has single-handedly produced all three stages of 3D printing herself. Including designing the pieces from scratch. She did this by printing her pieces using large-scale technology, and by mainly using two technologies of 3D printing – FDM and SLA. She assembled her clothing pieces using the tech of manual 3D printing, all without threads and glues.
Created using less energy intensive and clothing manufacturing techniques that are less wasteful than the ones that currently exist, The Liberation Collection includes:
The Polka Dot Exoskeleton Dress
Inspired by exoskeletons of sea urchins, Julia Daviy created a ready-to-3d-wear classic dress with 3-dimensional polka dots, which are pretty similar to the round barbed in the closer look.
The Parametric Coral Pleated Dress
Inspired by sea reefs and especially by Fungia Coral, Julia Daviy created a dress, which despite its parametric structure and being 3d printed looks like a real wearable dress for cocktail parties or special occasions.
The Parametric Skin Suit
Julia used the 3-dimensional pattern similar to a snakeskin and parametric lines of different height, inspired by the shapes of Fungia Coral and sea animal species skin patterns.
The Pure Nature Suit
The suit is super flexible. It’s lining made from premium eco-friendly fabric produced from recycled fishing nets.
The Lace Mini Skirt
The world’s first 3D-printed lace skirt. Inspired by the shapes of the coral reef and a skirt from one of the most popular looks of Carrie Bradshaw.
The Fragility Dress
Made from a peace (Ahimsa) silk organza fabric and was decorated by a 3-dimensional pattern similar to spines of sea urchins.
The Parametric Black Ocean Dress
3D-printed manually, 3-dimensional and made from mixed filaments – flexible tpu and flexible biodegradable PLA. The elements of bra zone as the shoal of jellyfishes and the shape of the dress is similar to a sea star body architecture.
The Black 3D-printed Bodysuit / Swimming Suit
Made with a lining made from premium eco-friendly swimming spandex fabric (made from recycled fishing nets).
The Pink Coral Neon Skirt
Coral reef fishes inspire the 3-dimensional patterns are grey and have different heights. So the skirt slightly changes the body architecture.
As she pilots a new era of fashion, Julia hopes to come up with a 3D printing alternative to leather so that she can prevent the suffering inflicted by industrial farming techniques for the production of leather. “3D printing helps us to end with the era of cruelty and exploitation of animals for clothes production, especially for leather. So as right now the 3D printing technologies are developed enough to create much better quality, shapes and structure than any kind of animal skin material.” How could we not agree?
Founding editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta is currently one of the leading influencers writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology. She has also given talks at Premiere Vision, Munich Fabric Start and Pure London, to name a few. Besides working as a fashion innovation consultant for various fashion companies like LVMH Atelier, Muchaneta has also contributed to Vogue Business, is a senior contributor at The Interline and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL.