3DTrio has developed a 3D printed dress that questions the place, the relevance and the application of 3d printing in fashion. The exercise explores a shape and traditional weaving techniques manipulated through computer software.

The shape of the dress is inspired by a study of movement and references human being intervention and manipulation in fashion and technology.

The shape of the dress is unconventional. It wouldn’t exist through traditional methods of draping or fabrication. 3DTrio has chosen to work with the shape of a hand to generate the draping due to the dynamic challenging asymmetric geometry.

In addition, the designers explored woven textile’s generation, warping, twisting and reshaping of in 3D space. 3dTrio wanted to explore 3D generated textiles and shapes that can not be done on any textile machine out there today. Jacquard weaving machines were the first computers and it is interesting to see what jacquard's become with these powerful tools in terms of infinite possibilities manipulating the warp and weft, in x, y and z, 3 dimensions.

This 3D dress is honoring Cristobal Balenciaga references from the 50’s and 60’s, by its sculptural draping and shape. It is inspired by a study of movement and refers to human being sensibility and manipulation in fashion and technology.

The dress was designed at Eyebeam and printed at Shapeways.


Sasha de Koninck is an artist and researcher from Santa Monica, CA. She decided to leave the west coast and all of its wonderful weather to explore the city of Baltimore and the greater east coast to complete her undergraduate education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2013 with a B.F.A. in fibers, a minor in creative writing and a concentration in sound art. The next leg of her journey led her to the Windy City, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. She is currently a PhD student in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she works with Laura Devendorf.

Things to -un-

Unlearning|Unmaking|Unforgetting| Unpracticing|Unembodying|

Process of discovery
Unlearning with hands
Unlearning the hand

Things that are ingrained
Things that are inherent
Things that are heir apparent

Playing with language
Playing with shape
Changing forms

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