We’ve seen 3D printed dresses and accessories on the catwalks of the world’s biggest fashion shows and now a designer based in Brooklyn has made it possible for women to print their own 3D dresses from the comfort of their own homes.
Francis Bitonti‘s two-piece Bristle Dress has been created to be easily customized and made using a MakerBot 3D printer, with the files for the Bristle Dress available for download from Thingiverse. You’ll have to have a lot of patience though as the top half of the Bristle Dress takes 160 hours to print and the bottom takes 135 hours to make, so altogether that’s 295 hours (about 12 days).
“We wanted to make the body solidify into harder geometry, going from atmosphere to ice. We integrated a fur lining in their version to ease in the transition. The skirt can be secured by either gluing a hook and eye strip or industrial zipper down the back seam. We are starting to think a lot about design interfaces and questioning how much the public is willing to design,” says Bitoni.
Check out the gallery below to see more images of the dress and watch the video to see how the Bristle Dress was made: