High Tech Fashion: Victoria’s Secret and 3D Printed Costume Wings

I’ve always loved tech of any age. Looking to see what was high-tech at the time of the invention of the light bulb is just as fascinating to me as the lectures that Dr. Neil Tyson de Grasse gives on space exploration. And they are all connected.

Even fashion and technology.

3D printing is something that I learned about on QI, the BBC game show all based on “Quite Interesting” facts. For the show, they printed out a mini “Strandbeest” (an invention by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, it is a mechanical object that runs on air power alone and can walk for miles) to demonstrate the workings of the machine and to show the innovation that is this type of printer. It basically layers sheets of glue or some other substance to form an object. The process can take several hours but the results are astounding.

So in the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, they 3D printed a bodice and wings that looked like it was made of snowflakes for one of the outfits. Click here to view the video.

A 3D Touch 3D printer. One of the smaller, commercial printers you can buy presently.

A 3D Touch 3D printer. One of the smaller, commercial printers you can buy presently.

The 3D printed casing/bodice and wings as worn at the Victoria Secret's 2013 Fashion Show. The underwear was obviously not printed. ;)

The 3D printed casing/bodice and wings as worn at the Victoria Secret’s 2013 Fashion Show. The underwear was obviously not printed. 😉

Part of the 3D printed wings and bodice for the Victoria's Secret 2013 Fashion Show. These were encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

Part of the 3D printed wings and bodice for the Victoria’s Secret 2013 Fashion Show. These were encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

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