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Designer Alexis Walsh Shows Stunning 3D Printed Fashion at NYFW

NYC-based designer Alexis Walsh showcased her LYSIS Collection as well as the Spire Dress at the Oxford Fashion Studio’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Show at New York Fashion Week.

While the LYSIS collection, that has previously been unveiled at the 3D Printshows, features unique 3D printed elements, the Spire Dress is completely 3D printed and composes of over 400 individual tiles. The dresses shape was designed through a set of algorithms using Grasshopper. Walsh prototyped it on MakerBot 3D printers before the final design was sent to service provider Shapeways, who used Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology to produce the nylon parts. The individual components were then assembled by hand using metal ring connectors.

Image: Alexis Walsh
Spire Dress; Image: Alexis Walsh

Alexis Walsh graduated Parsons The New School for Design with a degree in Integrated Design focusing on fashion and products.

“I learned about 3D printing in one of my industrial product design courses, experimented with it on a whim, and it’s now my favourite method of creating fashion design”, she said in an interview with blogger Farah. “You’ll never know how much you enjoy something until you just go for it.”

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