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Clash of Cultures: Fashion, Engineering and 3D Printing

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jennifer Loy, Samuel Canning
In 2012, a Belgian company called Materialise hosted a fashion show featuring designs from a worldwide millinery competition. The featured pieces were paraded down a catwalk by professional models, and an overall winner chosen. What made this fashion show unusual was that the attendees were predominantly clinical and industrial engineers, and the host was a specialist engineering and software development company that emerged in 1990 from a research facility based at Leuven University. Engineers and product designers rather than fashion designers created the millinery and the works were all realized through additive manufacturing technology. This chapter provides an example of how fashion design has become a creative stimulus for the development of the technology. It illustrates how disruptive creativity has the potential to advance scientific research, with the two worlds of engineering and fashion coming together through a collaboration with industrial design. The chapter highlights the challenges and possible implications for preparing trans-disciplinary research teams.

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Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications

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25 - 53

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey Pa.

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9781522500162

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Editor/Contributor(s)

Andy Connor, Stefan MArks

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