Be-Tween Dress

Generative design for fashion

Be-tween is an ultra-personalised dress, created using a 3D body scan and a generative line pattern. The dress was created for the Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands.

The dress is made of fabric in combination with ‘puff ink’, which is a screen printing ink that shrinks when heated. By applying this ink in the right places on a fabric, a square piece of fabric can be fitted to the body. Based on the 3D body scan, the amount of shrinkage of the fabric is calculated and translated into a generative line pattern.

To add a personal touch to the garment, the minister tweaked several variables in the line pattern such as the size of the neckline, armholes and line thickness. The script for the line pattern was created in Rhinoceros 3D and the plugin for algorithmic modelling Grasshopper.

In collaboration with Pauline van Dongen and University of Technology Eindhoven.
Photocredit: Tomas Mutsaers

June 2015 - September 2015