Ganit Goldstein, an Israel-based fashion designer, has come up with a virtual reality fashion show to launch her collection of 3D printed garments named – ‘WeAreAble’.
The project challenges the conventional way of production process in fashion industry and uses multi-material polyjet technology to produce multi-colour embroidered 3D printed fabrics. The 3D printing technology is provided by Stratasys.
Once the textile is 3D printed, the garment is then developed by Goldstein by drawing measurement from a body scanner offered by Haratech.
The inspiration behind ‘WeAreAble’ collection is traditional Japanese textile techniques – ikat weaving which resulted in a unique combination of handcraft techniques and 3D print technology.
Ganit Goldstein has also accommodated ‘veroclear’ transparent material in her collection, which makes it shine like a crystal.
Ganit had previously planned to launch ‘WeAreAble’ collection at Berlin’s ‘Wear It Summit’ but COVID-19 pandemic made her reverse the plans. Later, she worked with her brother to develop an entire new and realistic 360° exhibition that is a result of an engineered VR technology.
This eco-friendly and personalised process of creating garment collection has made Ganit hopeful for the alternative solutions for the industry to move away from the fast fashion industry.
‘The devastation of fast fashion on the environment has pushed me to develop this collection. Making quality products which perfectly fits the individual means a more sustainable approach to fashion and I hope, given the innovative technologies that are available with us, more designers will work towards developing fewer and bespoke garments, without impacting the planet,” commented Ganit.