Poseidon by Billy Dang, Hillary Sampliner & Andrea van Hintum
On September 12, 2014, Eyebeam and Shapeways presented a collection of 3D-printed fashion garments produced during the Computational Fashion Master Class (July 2014), where ten fashion designers, engineers, and media artists from across North America and Asia came to NYC to learn tech skills and collaboratively design work at the intersection of fashion and emerging technology.
The three exhibited garments were developed by multidisciplinary design teams using a combination of 3D print manufacturing and traditional fashion design techniques. Each piece functions as an extension or augmentation of the body, exploring concepts such as fashion as a “second skin,” as well as responsive and kinetic structures that can change shape based on the body or environmental conditions.
The Computational Fashion Master Class was a ten-day intensive co-organized by Eyebeam and Shapeways. The class was hosted by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, CNL Mannequins, and Formlabs.
The class was taught by a group of leading designers from fashion, architecture, industrial design, and digital art, including Casey Rehm, Bradley Rothenberg, Lauren Slowik, Lisa Kori Chung, Ryan Kittleson, Arthur Young-Spivey, Gabi Asfour, and Sabine Seymour.