Francis Bitonti is pushing the boundaries of 3D printed fashion with his Bristle Dress, a look-at-me-now skirt that you can print at home. And given that you probably can’t ever sit down without crushing it that’s probably about as far as you’ll want to go with it on. Leaving details like this aside, this design tour de force is one more example of where creative 3D printing can go when the imagination is unfettered by the weight of convention.
The example of the Bristle Dress (or should we call it Brittle Dress?) illustrated here was made entirely on a MakerBot Replicator 2, a desktop 3D printer designed for home use. Not only can you produce Bristle yourself, you can also customize the design because the files for the skirt are available and easily customizable on Thingiverse.
The dress was designed during a workshop led by Bitonti in partnership with MakerBot and Lagoa for the purpose of teaching 3D printing and computational design. Check out the upcoming workshops going on this summer. Should be hot!
Via Design Milk
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