This project, Kinetic Dress, was created by a two-person team called “Nervous System.”
The purpose of this project was not only to print a flexible, wearable 3d dress but also to print it efficiently and all in one piece. They used a physics simulator to “randomly” fold the dress small enough that it could be printed in one large 3D printer. This simulator probably used primary random variables, folding the dress using variables like hinge width and size. Kinetic Dress holds constant its aesthetic which is computer-generated but invokes biological structures and patterns. It’s inspiring because it’s not only a technological feat but an important milestone in the world of fashion.
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