A London-based fashion designer has unveiled a groundbreaking new collection 3D printed and crafted entirely from sustainably sourced fabrics and plastics.
Ganit Goldstein wanted to move away from the mass production of fast fashion and created her collection using bespoke body measurements taken from a 360 degree body scanner, resulting in a truly personalised form of production that's designed to fit perfectly and made to last.
In a move to revolutionise the fashion production of the future, Ganit Goldstein was included in an EU Horizon 2020 Re-Fream grant for selected designers who were chosen to design collections that challenge the current fashion industries production methods.
The seven look collection, names 'WeAreAble', is the result of Goldstein's studies on the Royal College of Art's prestigious 'Soft Systems' textile MA course and has been inspired by traditional Japanese techniques and Ikat weaving, using a unique combination of hand crafted methods and a combination of past and future technologies.
She is one of the fashion industry's first designers to have worked with such technology and worked in collaboration with Stratasy’s 3D multicolour printing and other tech partners Haratech for 3D body scanning and Profactor materials. While Goldstein had planned to launch the collection at Berlin's annual ‘wear it summit ‘exhibition, she has instead partnered with tech company Intel Corporation to help engineer a virtual reality technology that creates a realistic 360 exhibition space to display the collection, allowing the audience to view the 3D collection in augmented reality via her website. Goldstein hopes that this cutting edge personalised process will offer an eco-friendly alternative to customers looking to move away from the fast fashion industry.
View the collection on her website, www.ganitgoldstein.com