Together in 3D dreams
Photography: Daria Ratiner
Danit Peleg is a fashion designer and a pioneer in 3D printed fashion. In 2015, she made international headlines for being the first designer in the world to create an entire collection using desktop 3D home printers for her graduate project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. In 2016, she was invited by the Paralympic Games to design a 3D-printed dress for Amy Purdy, a double-leg amputee dancer who performed at the Opening Ceremony.
Peleg is also a popular TED speaker and has been featured in world-renowned publications such as Vogue, The New York
Times, and Women’s Wear Daily. In 2018, she was recognized as one of Europe’s Top Women in Tech by Forbes. In 2019, the BBC named her as one of the 100 most inspiring and influential women in the world.
Peleg believes that 3D printing opens up fascinating new opportunities in fashion and wants to inspire future generations of designers to dream big. She also believes that this new technology can drastically reduce waste and pollution, thus providing a more sustainable, hopeful alternative for the future.
Liberty Leading The People – 2015
The first RTW 3D printed fashion collection printed at home. “As part of my graduate collection for the Fashion Design degree at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, I printed an entire fashion collection using desktop 3D printers. The collection has 5 looks and was printed using FilaFlex filaments & Witbox home printers. The research took 9 months, and the collection itself took more than 2000 hours to print, at about 400 hours per outfit. I was helped by the Tel Aviv based 3D printing “makers” community.
The textile designs were inspired by Andreas Bastian’s Mesostructured Cellular Materials. By printing these structures with soft materials, I created new textiles that I could design fashion with.”
The ‘Imagine’ 3d Printed Bomber Jacket
The ‘Imagine’ jacket is part of Peleg’s second 3D printed collection, ‘The Birth of Venus’. This is the world’s very first RTW 3D printed gar- ment available to buy online. As every individual jacket takes roughly 100 hours to print, the Imagine jacket is part of a limited edition of just 100 pieces.
Every jacket is numbered and it re- tails at $1,500. The jacket is printed-to-order and can be customised and personalized on Danit’s website. What’s more the jackets will be printed in Spain and assembled and shipped from Tel Aviv, Israel.
The jacket’s exterior is 100% 3D printed and is attached to a fabric lining. It is also possible to choose a word to be 3D printed on the back of the jacket and customers can personalize the jacket by selecting a word of their choice to be 3D printed on the back of the jacket.
To ensure the jacket fits perfectly, Danit will hold a personal virtual fitting session for every order using a special app called Nettelo. Unlike traditional production, the process of 3D printing the jacket produces zero waste and no extra materials. Regarding this collection Peleg stated “Printing this collection was three times faster than my first collection thanks to advancement in printing technology.”
The Birth of Venus Collection
3D Printed clothes you can buy today Peleg stated “This 2017 collection was inspired by the dress that I had designed for the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
The collection has 5 looks and is printed using FilaFlex filaments. One of the collection’s garments, the ready-to-wear bomber jacket, is the first fully customizable and personalizable 3D printed garment available to purchase online.
Printing this collection was 3X faster than my first collection thanks to advancement in printing technology”. [ V ]