Kinematics Dress 2
The second Kinematics Dress was commissioned by Autodesk and debuted at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
This custom-fit dress is composed of more than 3,000 unique interconnected parts which were 3D printed as a single folded piece. While each component is rigid, in aggregate, they behave as a continuous fabric allowing the dress to flexibly conform and fluidly flow in response to body movement. Unlike traditional fabric, this textile is not uniform; it varies in rigidity, drape, flex, porosity and pattern through space. The entire piece is customizable, from fit and style to flexibility and pattern, with the Kinematics Cloth app for clothing design.
3,212 panels connected by 4,709 hinges
3D-printed nylon by SLS
printed by Shapeways NY
sponsored by Autodesk