3D print collection by Noa Raviv

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How beautiful are these 3D printed artwear items from Noa Raviv. Noa is a young Fashion, Designer graduated at Shenkar College of Design in Ramat Gan, Israel. Currently living in New York.

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In this graduate collection with its integrated 3D print elements, grids and complex flat pattern designs she explores the perception of hard and soft while interacting with eachother. By applying the grids the forms bubble up. The textiles are in black and white and by applying just little accents of orange she was able to create these optical illusions in which it is not quite clear which parts of the fashion designs are flat and which ones are curved.  It is very intriguing.

“While working on a 3D software, I was fascinated by the grid shown on the 2D screen and the way black repetitive lines define voluminous objects. I’ve translated those lines into textiles that creates this sort of optical illusion.” (source: http://3dprint.com/12682/3d-printing-fashion/)

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Paper Art Fashion from Jum Nakao

You know that there is a fashion designer that destroys his collection right after the fashion show? Bizarre, don’t you think?

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The name of this designer is Jum Nakao from Brazil. He designs dresses made of paper that’s been laser-cut, carved, folded, and laced. The result is a beautiful collection of fragile dresses.

Nakao showed off his collection for the first time on the São Paulo’s Fashion Week in the summer of 2005. The manufacture of the collection took 700 hours to complete and almost 1 ton of paper was used.

An enormous amount of work and paper for the short life span of the collection. Just for 7 minutes the public could enjoy the collection. Right after the show the garments were on a dramatic way torn apart. This action is in itself an expression of art in its purest form.

Watch this YouTube Video to see the collection and the ‘torn apart’ act.

With this project Nakao wanted to show that it does not matter what material clothing is made of. Generally people only value materials such as gold, silk, bronze and so on. But in fact it does not matter at all.

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It shows people that their values need to be reanalyzed, that materiality doesn’t matter. That is why we destroy everything, to show that there is something more important, something much more lasting than what people see and value at first sight.

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