Layer By Layer
October 4, 2013
From the website: Layer by Layer is the first of a two-part series exploring digital print in fashion. This exhibition focuses on 3D printing and its potential as a tool for design. By outlining some of the processes, stages of development and materials involved in the printing of objects, this exhibition will demonstrate some of its most innovative uses in contemporary practice. 3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping, was first patented in the 1970s. Over time it has been used in the medical, military, aviation, automotive and manufacturing industries and is now increasingly used by architects and industrial designers to produce accurate prototypes of their designs. In recent years it has gained favour with fashion and accessory designers as a powerful alternative to other forms of manufacture or making. Combined with new advances in 3D modelling software, it is enabling designers to think creatively about their output in ways that were previously unimaginable.
The exhibition is organized by the London College of Fashion.