When it comes to fashion, sometimes a special little something can go a long way, especially if you are looking to spice up your style with Latin American accessories. Camilo Alvarez, one of the leading fashion designers in Colombia, has recently come up with some spectacular fashion accessories produced using Stratasys multi-material 3D printing technology. These include cutting-edge designs of caps, bracelets, glasses, toecaps and also dresses that incorporate a central plastic structure and knits that can turn your look into a real work of art.
Alvarez’s “Botanicracia” Spring/Summer 2014 collection was recently launched at Colombiamoda 2013 which takes place each year in Medellin and is Latin America’s second-largest fashion event. Following the success of 3D printed fashion in Paris, Tokyo and the New York, Alvarez created an apparel and accessory collection with 3D elements, inspired by the coexistence of nature and urban style. The accessories which cater to men and women, add a special touch to any outfit.
3D printing technology enabled Alvarez to incorporate multiple materials having different physical properties and combine complex geometric design practices into his work. The collection was created with the help of Stratasys authorized reseller USM Colombia S.A., using the Objet260 Connex and Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printers as well as the Objet Eden 3D Printer.
“People who attended the show and those who came closer to see the products were amazed – many of them had never imaged that fashion objects and accessories could be 3D printed,” commented Alvarez.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to 3D printing and fashion. Stratasys works closely with fashion designers worldwide. Fashion, design and art are ways to express the possibilities of 3D printing, unleashing the full power of creativity.