There are many different ways to make clothes: by sewing, crocheting, knitting, or by printing. We believe that the final quality of the product depends on the original idea and the amount of time and effort put into its creation, whether it is hand or machine-made. So we’ve put some photos together to show you how thin the line is between the two, seemingly opposite sides of fashion design. They are all indoubtedly beautiful, only some of them are 3D printed, and some are not. Can you tell the difference?
One of these is made of real crocheted lace and one of hi-tech fibre, but which one is which? You might be able to tell the difference by zooming in, otherwise they seem quite the same. The one on the left is the beautiful handmade collar that you can get on eBay. The collar on the right is a gorgeous piece made out of 3D printed nylon by Spanish designer Laura Martinez & Wonderluk.
In the photo on the left you can see a piece made by Michaella Janse van Vuuren. She used 3D printer to create this stunning corset named “Stained Glass” inspired by the gothic cathedrals. The corset in the right photo is handcrafted by Barbara Pasendorfer in a couture-studio Royal Black in Vienna.
Summer is coming. Which one would you choose? The left one shows very light, swaying dress made by design studio Nervous system. They used 3D printing system called Kinematics to make this unique, complex dress. The right one is a dress created by Diane Von Furstenberg for the Ready-to-Wear collection Spring/Summer 2009.
The shoe on the left is a custom, handmade, leather patent heelless shoe. If you are a fan of unusual accessories you can order your own pair online. The one on the right is named “Heart Breaker” and is the creation of artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. He used 3D printing technology to make a collection called “12 Shoes for 12 Lovers”, each pair representing one of his exes (he’s like the Taylor Swift of shoe designers!).
3D printing technology has made a great entrance into the world of wedding dresses. Designer Don O’Neill has sculpted this gorgeous corset top on the left by creating layers of 3D printed butterflies (not real ones!). Inspired by the fairy tales, he combines the modern top with a billowing skirt to achieve this ultimate magical look. The gown in the right photo is creation of Lebanese designer Krikor Jabotian. It is part of his collection “Closure” and it represents the perfect blend of vintage and modern.