New SKINS

Computational Design for Fashion.

I participated in the 3 week research project New Skins at Pratt Institute in New York City. The goal of this research project was to explore how garments can ‘grow’ using advanced computer algorithms. The result of this course were individual garments per group and the final 3D printed dress ‘the Verlan dress”.

In the design process, a 3D scan of the body of a model was used as a starting point. By running an agent algorithm over the body, patterns were created that were influenced by the shape of the body. These patterns were the starting point of the design. One individual object was placed along the created patterns and resulted in the garment shown above. Several 3D prints were made to explore how the garment would look like in the physical environment.

In collaboration with Jenny Parker & Daniel Greifinger.

July 2013 - August 2013