Crystallization by Iris van Herpen, Daniel Widrig
and .MGX by Materialise


Crystallization by Iris van Herpen

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen collaborated with New York company .MGX by Materialise and artist Daniel Widrig to create 3D printed clothes.

Crystallization by Iris van Herpen

Created as part of her Spring/Summer 2010 collection called Crystallization, the designs were inspired by the transformation of liquid into crystals.

Crystallization by Iris van Herpen

The piece was unveiled as a preview at Amsterdam International Fashion Week last month and is the first of three pieces to be shown at London Fashion Week in September.

Crystallization by Iris van Herpen

Above: shoes are by Iris van Herpen X United Nude

Here's some more information from van Herpen:

Iris van Herpen will be showing a 10-piece preview of her SS11 collection ‘Crystallization’ at the Opening Soiree of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. This preview is an unique opportunity to get a glimpse of her entire collection, which will be showed in September at the London Fashion Week.

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  • Very SEXY!
    But is it comfortable to sit or walk with ?

  • Sim

    So disappointed that it’s printed.

  • flav

    wow, incredibly beautiful!

  • larry

    Pretty sure Daniel Widrig is an architect, no?

  • this is cool !!looks like she's wearing a fractal!
    To anwser to larry yes he is

  • wicked cool to look at

  • frank

    amazing piece of art. very well done!

  • S.Murphy

    Top piece is gorgeous. Front of skirt is beautiful, back of skirt is unflattering to the female form and detracts immensely from the pristine fluidity of the ensemble. Top and bottom pieces appear to be two separate visions whose movement, form and textures are awkwardly divergent when combined. These contradictory styles have not shown the intrinsic fluidity between them and as such, the beauty of both pieces have been degraded by the presence of the other. Again, the top is exquisite and that it has been 3D printed is absolutely astonishing. Although considered to be an entirely different field, the creativity and genius that goes into taking a concept such as clothing, translating the design into 3 dimensional within a computer, to then be printed at that magnitude with those details is truly noteworthy.