Iris Van Herpen and Stratasys 3D Printed Shoes Couture Fall 2013

Thanks to the wonders of technology, instead of purchasing the latest off the runway we will just run to our printers and hit print.


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In collaboration with Iris van Herpen, designer Rem D. Koolhaas and Stratasys Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, unveiled 12 pairs of 3D printed shoes on the catwalk of Paris Fashion Week. The shoes shown at Iris van Herpen’s Couture show, ‘Wilderness Embodied’ were designed with intricate geometries that mimic elements of nature.


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Christian Louboutin lawyers better get ready because if he is worried about people copying his red soles . . . well copy will take on a whole ‘nother meaning. haha.

“We believe that 3D printing has become a true creative-enabler for the fashion world. Designers are no longer limited with conventional manufacturing. They can now produce virtually anything they can imagine. For that reason, we feel that 3D printing will become more and more an integral part of fashion design curriculums.” – Arita Mattsoff, Vice President Marketing for Stratasys

I hope this isn’t a sign of the way the fashion industry will go. I actually like and appreciate the art of the hand craftsmanship trade. I am not feeling the idea of my labels reading ‘printed in Italy.’

Anyway, what do you think of the shoes?



Press Release


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One Response to Iris Van Herpen and Stratasys 3D Printed Shoes Couture Fall 2013

  1. Tamika D. says:

    Unique to say the least!
    Tamika D. recently posted..From My Hometown to Yours Review

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