Decoded Fashion isn’t the only one talking Fashion in 3-D during New York Fashion Week this February. Our friends at Shapeways, a 3-D printing design studio and marketplace that spoke at our Startup Showcase last fall, will host an interactive design experience and lectures on the future of fabrication at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel to explore how digital technology can revolutionize fashion.
Designers Michael Schmidt (famous for Lady Gaga’s bubble dress), Anna Sheffield, and Chris Habana will work with computer-aided design modelers to help guests create custom products using 3-D printing on Feb. 9, in the hotel lobby. The all-day event will culminate with the unveiling of a 3-D printed dress designed by Schmidt and Francis Bitonti.
At the Decoded Fashion Forum at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Shapeways’ Director of Marketing Carine Carmy will chat with designer Kimberly Ovitz about 3-D printing on the runway. Ovitz will debut her first 3-D printed collection for AW13, one of the few times a designer collection has incorporated 3-D printing.