Fluent in 3D Printed Wearables, Ganit Goldstein’s Introduces Shifted Craft Collection

With new advances being made in printing directly onto textiles, Fashion and textile designer Ganit Goldstein leads us into a new era of 3D Printed fashion design.

Although this year’s MET gala saw Zac Posen being hailed as a forward-thinking fashion designer paving the way in 3D printing, creatives like Ganit Goldstein have actually been fluent in 3D printed wearables for a while now. Doing more than just dabbling, the fashion designer, who works at the intersection of craft and technology, has used 3D printing technology to create a striking collection of accessories.

Image Credit: Ganit Goldstein

Leveraging the technology to create, Goldstein’s design decisions are based on bridging modern manufacturing technology with traditional fashion design. The fashion and textile designer, known for exploring the technique of 3D layer printing, has announced the launch of their latest work, a new Japan-inspired 3D printed fashion collection.

“I wanted to make the entire collection accessible and ‘ready-to-wear’ to show the real potential of 3D printing.”

Unafraid to push herself to the limits, Goldstein has learnt the importance of utilising as many techniques as possible. She does this by combining traditional methods with new technology. Her latest collection highlights the relationship between the body, form and technology. Drawing inspiration from a traditional Japanese yarn and fabric dye technique called “ikat,” each piece was designed using a combination of 3D scanning and parametric modeling software.

Image Credit: Ganit Goldstein

Called Shifted Craft, the collection was 3D printed in partnership with Stratasys’. “I wanted to make the entire collection accessible and ‘ready-to-wear’ to show the real potential of 3D printing,” admitted the fashion design graduate from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. On the seven-piece collection, which is made up of jewellery and two pairs of shoes, Goldsteing said; “Certainly, with regards to the two pairs of shoes in the collection, we are breaking new ground for using such methods to create wearable shoes. I was able to print directly onto leather—an entirely new feature for 3D printing technology“.

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Partnering up with a global leader in 3D printing and additive solutions, materials and services meant that the designer was able to 3D print directly onto fabrics and leather using the Stratasys’ multi-material and multi-colour J750 3D printer. The printer also gave Goldstein the capability to digitally create materials and manipulate the physical properties of the fabric. On using Stratasys’ printer, the Israeli designer told 3dprintingmedia: “Stratasys’ advanced 3D printing technology provides me with the unrestricted ability to print my designs in any colour, form and complexity. This collection was designed to shatter traditional limitations by using the unique capabilities of 3D printing to innovate fashion design as we know it.”

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Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. She is currently one of the leading influencers speaking and writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology and a regular contributor to digital news sites like Wareable.