Material Dimensions

3rd March 2014

3D printing has been the holy grail of the fashion and textile industry for a while since the first 3d printed fabric from Freedom Of Creation.

Designers have played with the possibilities with various incarnations from the likes of Laura Martinez, Chloe McCormick and Iris van Herpen, but until now no one has seemed to seamlessly blend actual textiles and 3D print for ready to wear.

For their latest collection Pringle of Scotland collaborated with material scientist Richard Beckett to create beautiful 3D printed hybrids using selective laser sintering (SLS).

Utilising 3D printed pieces more as decorative trims embellishing the fabrics, printed pieces were hand woven into the knitwear or stitched on top of the wool enabling them to still be fluid and truly wearable and embrace a delicate digital aesthetic.

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