"If you pluck out any of the feathers the wing looks sick and un-cared for, but with all the feathers it blossoms into a healthy and attractive piece." Christine Kreiselmaier Wales wanted to play with the contradiction of corsets which force women to take on a shape pre-defined by society and mass customization by allowing women to craft a garment of their own choosing. Christine Kreiselmaier Wales printed all of her pieces at service bureau Digits 2 Widgets using a selective laser sintering (SLS) 3-D printer. Some Practical Concepts For Elementary Corset Design ProgramsThe Material used is a white nylon, selected for its high strength and flexible properties. Christine Kreiselmaier London-based designer Catherine Wales spent 15 years as an elite pattern cutter for esteemed fashion houses Yves Saint Laurent, Jasper Conran, and Jean Charles de Castelbajac. Recently, though, she decided to trade in her sewing machine for CAD software, enrolling in a masters program at the London College of Fashion with the goal of combining her mastery of a centuries-old tradition with cutting-edge manufacturing processes. The result is Project DNA a stylish collection of 3-D printed garments, including a mask inspired by mythology, a dress that looks like a double helix model gone awry, and a shoulder piece made of intricately modeled and 3-D printed feathers. Whether it’s a goth getup or a nun’s habit, clothing expresses personality and belief, and Wales hoped to create pieces that could fit within a diverse group of ideologies.
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