Opening Ceremony: Danit Peleg

In preparation for the ADC YG 2016 event coming up on September 22nd, we thought we’d share news from Young Guns winner Danit Peleg, and a 3D-Printed Dress as seen at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Using Gerber Technology’s Accumark 3D for 3D modeling, the dress is 100% 3D printed with aid from FilaFlex by Recreus and the printing process took 120 hours with a Witbox 2.  Below, Danit tells us about the experience, PLUS check out this amazing piece in action.

“I recently got back from Rio, where I was honored to take part of the incredible Paralympics Opening Ceremony.  The beautiful double-leg amputee Paralympian and Dancer, Amy Purdy, danced in a mesmerizing samba duet with an industrial robot, wearing my new 3D-printed dress.”

When I designed this dress I got inspired to create an entire collection around it and I will be unveiling my new 3D printed collection soon!

It’s amazing that hundreds of millions of people watched a 3D printed dress and enjoyed its movement. Many people tell me that they didn’t even notice that the dress was 3D printed because it moved so similarly to regular textiles. I think that’s a very good sign, as we are getting closer to more wearable 3D printed clothes.”

Read more about how the dress was designed and printed on Danit’s website and be sure to join us on September 22nd at the ADC Gallery where Danit will be honored with an ADC Young Guns Cube, along with 29 other talented winners in this years’ class.

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