Scan, Print, Wear

Talk

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen is a pioneer for experimental and futuristic runway collections. Many feature 3D printed garments, using injection-moulded fabrics, silicone-coated crystals and 3D printed elements to create cutting edge fashion designs. Since 2007 she has pioneered a distinctive aesthetic that integrates traditional forms of craftsmanship with unconventional materials and technological innovation.

On display at NGV Triennial, Dress 2011 by Iris van Herpen is formed from circular semi-transparent acrylic sheets that have been hand and laser cut and mounted to create a three-dimensional shell-like shape. How are emerging Australian designers being inspired by science and technology, and what does this mean for the future of fashion?