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This Is What Happens When 3D Printing Meets High Fashion

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Joshua Harker describes himself as an “artist, sculptor, musician, digital adventurer, imagination architect, troublemaker.” It seems that one of the duties an ‘imagination architect’ has is to put together fashion shows, and it’s in this context that he created the above Quixotic Divinity Headdress. Here’s his description:

Exploring the limits of the 3d printed medium & inspired by traditional Native American, Latin, African, & Asian headdresses & masks, this piece celebrates the symbolism & ceremony of human adornment. Revealing the wearer’s identity, the face mask hangs in position as a floating bodice symbolizing the freedom of the spirit from the body. The piece has nearly 200 hours of design time & was built by EOS on their largest format SLS printer in polyamide, filling its build envelope to full dimensional capacity.

Yes, it’s an eyeful to look at, but that makes it all the more interesting as we’re able to see just how intricate an object today’s printers are able to achieve. Granted, it’s probably beyond the capabilities of many of the lower budget machines out there today, but since the field is still in its infancy we’re curious to see what the near future holds. Josh’s piece will debut stateside as part of the 3DPrintshow in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, February 13-15 2014>. This show appears to be a showcase of printed objects and might be worth checking out for anyone in the area.

Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]







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