Wedding dress designer uses direct-to-textile 3D printing to transform the design of a wedding dress

Ada Hefetz, Israel-based wedding dress designer, has showcased at Milan Design Week three unique dresses based on a “Flower of Life” theme. Hefetz is known for designing haute couture bridal dresses combining vintage style and classic modern chic. This time, she raises draws attention as she harnessed 3D printing for the first time in a project.

I wouldn’t be able to achieve such complicated geometric designs without the Stratasys 3DFashion technology, as attaining this level of symmetry by hand would simply be impossible,” explains Hefetz. “The 3D printer allows me to digitally create new forms using mathematical formulas, and print these directly onto the fabric, ensuring the pattern is replicated perfectly.”

Stratasys’ portfolio includes a J850 TechStyle 3D printer, a Multi-Material Polyjet 3D Printer that has already proven its capability to produce exclusive 3D printed high-end garments, bespoke accessories and luxury goods.

Hefetz wedding dresses feature complex geometrical shapes, depicting the ‘Flower of Life’, a sacred geometry dating back to ancient Egypt. The intricate pattern is composed of overlapping circles that intersect to form flowers, which Ada Hefetz has combined with her design of a lily to symbolize the union between two individuals and the circle of life. The design was produced using the manufacturer’s VeroVivid™ resin material. It could be printed in over 500,000 unique colors with varying levels of flexibility, simulating different textures and finishes. Creating unique designs using other methods such as CNC, or hand stitching onto the garment, would have been more expensive and time consuming.

Ada Hefetz’s Flower of Life-themed 3D printed wedding dresses are currently on display at Milan’s D-House Urban Laboratory, which is owned and managed by Dyloan, the leading Italian manufacturer serving the high-end fashion sector.

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