3D Printing Now in Fashion
3D Printing is no longer restricted to just the manufacturing industry or for medicinal development. It has entered fashion and pop culture as well. It started out as being represented only on runways and haute couture but recently, London-based 3D design studio Modla has released a line of eye-grabbing snapbacks featuring 3D printed graphics and bought 3D printing into street fashion.
We’ve always seen 3D printing as a tool to create art. We’ve worked with fashion designers in the past, to develop highly intricate prototypes, but this makes the 3D print an actual part of the final piece of clothing. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen, so we’re excited to see how it goes down. If people like it, there’s plenty more from where this came from!” says Modla Founder, Jon Fidler.
Modla has come out with three snapbacks each with its own unique 3D printed design. Each graphic comes to life on the headgear, creating a truly fashion forward statement from a Dali inspired melting clock to an ironic gun shooting a bouquet of flowers and even a skull spitting out black matter.
Each of the hat’s defining embellishments was 3D printed from an SLS nylon plastic and will be attached to a cap made of wool. To ensure that the snapbacks retain exclusivity, Modla is issuing a limited run of 100 caps for each style, each of which will be manufactured on a made-to-order basis. Considering how special the 3D printed hats are and how few will be produced, priced at £70 (5,185 INR).
In addition to the three new hat styles, Modla is also promoting a sort of DIY design contest for its clients, through which they are invited to submit their own designs for future 3D printed snapbacks. If your idea or image ends up being chosen by the Modla designers, a hat featuring it will be added to the snapback collection and you’ll be entitled to a percentage of the profits (10% to be exact).
3D Printing has now set out to revolutionize the fashion and garment industry.