3D-printed fashion at NSK Digital Laboratory
3D-printed fashion items were made at the Digital Laboratory of the National and University Library in Zagreb, in partnership with the Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, as part of a cooperative undertaking occasioned by the thesis of the Faculty’s degree candidate Alison Ivašić.
A dress, the object of Ivašić’s graduation thesis to which the 3D-printed items were applied, was inspired by Between the Lines, a collection by a Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, and the architecture of Al Janoub Stadium, designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The thesis focuses on exploring the relationship between fashion and architecture, their mutual interaction and interconnectedness, for the purpose of using science and 3D technology in creating unique fashion design.
The Library’s Digital Laboratory has been offering 3D printing services since March 2019. The Laboratory received a 3D printer as part of a donation from the Croatian institute for the development and growth of innovation among the young population (Institut za razvoj i inovativnost mladih, IRIM).