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

London architect Daniel Widrig has collaborated with fashion designer Iris van Herpen and digital manufacturers .MGX by Materialise to create a collection of digitally printed clothing.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Called Escapism, the project is a development of an earlier collaboration between the designers (see our earlier story), to make more lightweight and flexible 3D printed dresses.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

The collection was presented at Paris Fashion Week.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Photographs are by Michel Zoeter.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Above: headdress is by Stephen Jones

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Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Above: shoes are by United Nude

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Escapism is a continuation of the collaboration between London based architect Daniel Widrig and dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

The project started with Crystallization, the first fashion collection ever featuring 3d printed dresses. Crystallization was launched at the Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2010.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Escapism attempted to further investigate possibilities and potentiality of advanced digital design techniques and computer aided manufacturing in the realm of haute couture fashion design.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Above: shoes are by United Nude

Based on earlier experiences made with digitally manufactured dresses, Escapism pushes the limits of 3D printing in order to increase the wearability of the pieces.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

The dresses are composed of clusters of fiber-like elements with minimized diameters. The fineness of the printed lines of the fabric makes the overall objects lightweight, flexible and allows for an economic production.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

Above: shoes are by United Nude

The geometric concept further allowed the designers to create larger objects without comprimising wearability and the model’s mobility on the catwalk.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

The collection was produced in collaboration with New York based label .MGX by Materialise via selective laser sintering (SLS) in Polyamide.
Escapism was first presented at the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.

Escapism by Daniel Widrig and Iris van Herpen

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Crystallization by Iris van Herpen and Daniel Widrig Snake&Molting legwear by Camille Cortet Shell by
Julia Krantz