3D Print Gown by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti, 2013
This is the first fully 3D printed gown in the world. This gown is designed by Michael Schmidt and 3D modeled by Francis Bitonti. Michael Schmidt was inspired by the well-known Fibonacci Golden Ratio Sequence which mathematically measures the ratio to create the ideals of beauty. It has been proven in many cases, especially in nature. He applied this golden ratio of beauty to create a beautiful and sensual form of a gown. This gown was 3D printed in Nylon and consists of 17 pieces that can be assembled. Its customized design made a perfect fit to a model’s body.
In my opinion, this project displays the future of clothing. It could be the very beginning step of the way manufacture garments in our future. So, if clothing can be printed, there would be more variety of design methods and customized to make a perfect fit for specific customers. I really admire their effort and attempt to create clothes in 3D print that could be a future method to produce our clothes, and also still to keep aesthetic aspects of clothing.