The future of fashion is here, thanks to innovative young designers like Danit Peleg. A recent graduate of Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Peleg created an entire fashion line using a 3D printer. Her designs are imaginative, cutting-edge, and most importantly they are gorgeous.
3D printing has been heralded as the future of manufacturing, and Peleg saw an opportunity to apply this technology to fashion. She passed on using an expensive industrial/commercial 3D printer, as she wanted to create her line using tools that almost anyone could get their hands on. Peleg bought a home 3D printer and experimented with different fibers and materials before settling on a flexible filament that allowed her creations to move like fabric.
The finished result is a graphic, geometric collection with familiar silhouettes and a futuristic finish. Her aqua-colored bralette and striped maxi skirt combination is very referential, reminding us of something Brigitte Bardot would wear. The white, black, poppy and aqua palette is very au courant and summery, lending a mod feel to the entire collection.
We are so inspired by this young designer’s drive to do something different and seemingly impossible. It took Peleg 20 hours to print a piece of fabric the size of a sheet of printer paper, meaning that each garment was a huge labor of love. She applied a new technology to an ancient art form, with brilliant results. We are so excited to see what is next for 3D printed fashion and for Danit Peleg!