3D printing seems to be taking over the fashion industry these days with designers coming up with innovative new ways to translate their idea's into three dimensional masterpieces. Project runway season 14 even featured a 3d printing episode where the designers were challenged to create an Avant-Garde look using the latest technology, 3d printers.
I've already discussed 'Caress of the Gaze' the interactive cape a few posts back and since then I've been in awe of this growing industry.
Now 3D systems, the inventors and leaders of 3d printing, have collaborated with leading footwear brand United Nude to create 3d printed ladies high heels. Working alongside five of the worlds leading architects and designers: Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), ZahaHadid, Ross Lovegrove, Fernando Romero and Michael Young, a breathtaking collection was devised and shown at the Expo in Milan.
The challenge for these designers was to create fully functioning shoes with the largest amount of sculptural freedom, pushing the boundaries of this rapidly growing technology.
How amazingly constructed are these out of the ordinary shoes? Perfect for Avant-Garde
If these looks aren't insane enough, United nude have also collaborated with Iris Van Herpen, One of my favourite abstract designers who has also experiments with 3D printing in many of his collections.
I am in love with fashion tech and am pretty certain that these shoes will be a thing of the future. They're so beautifully made and well designed, not to mention that they look freakily outstanding!