The advancement in clothes production technology, have helped designers to create clothes that are beyond imagination. The 3D printing method is one of the examples. Collaborating with stratasys, one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers in the world, Noa Raviv, a womenswear designer from Tel Aviv succeeded in creating designs that are otherwise will be near impossible to be produced in real life.
Inspired by classical Greek structure, her collection is dominated by grids, contoured structures, optical illusion, and layers. However, instead of directly taking the classic shapes, this New York based designer choose to explore the classical art and its evolution as the point of departure. The grid, for instance, is a tool used within programs such as rhinoceros, autoCAD, and illustrator in order to grant designers the ability to understand size, scale, and proportion. Extracting those elements to the design has resulted in a series of clothing that are beautifully otherworldly with breathtaking precision on details.
From there, a collection called ‘hard copy’ was born. The collection was initially created during her time at shenkar college of engineering and design. However, the collection has brought the designer some remarkable recognition. One of the greatest one is a chance to be one of the featured designer in “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) New York. Looking at her design, it is more than well-deserved. And here’s us hoping that this new method in fashion designing will inspire other designers to explore with ‘impossible’ designs.