3D printed fashion is heading towards commonplace on the catwalks of the world. However, what makes 3D printing unique is best displayed by artists like Daniel Widrig who has designed a range of wearable sculptures.
Widrig’s designs feature matte forms that defy traditional accessory categories and can only be categorized as wearable sculptures because they are not necklaces or any other label typical in fashion. He has literally created wearable art. In his case, the body inspired the sculptures.
Each piece can be customized to the individual body type while maintaining a consistent form. The exoskeleton spine is sharp and curved so that it accentuates the natural contours of the back and shoulders.
3D printing specialist Materialise manufactured the products with polyamide/nylon powder using the laser sintering process, which gave the designs the flexibility and durability Widrig wanted. By scanning the wearer’s body, the prints fit perfectly. The finished product brings to life Widrig’s desire to merge the sculpture with the body. The sculptures were recently on display during Design Miami.