Is 3D-printed fashion the future?
Ministry of Supply thinks so. The Boston-based techwear label has released the Seamless Jacket, a handsome number designed by computer aid and 3D-printed for a completely seamless, fully-formed and ready-to-wear garment.
Production time: An hour-and-a-half in the printer.
Designed to keep its shape and never stretch , the jacket is constructed to be a near replica of the intended wearer’s shape. Think the look and feel of a cardigan, but the shape and fit of a blazer. Other features include strategically placed ventilation patches, smart lapel folds and added articulation at the shoulder and elbow joints.
"We'd like to see a future where clothing is tailored to an individual's exact dimensions, and standard sizes become obsolete,” co-founder Gihan Amarasiriwardena tells us. ”Some day we'd like to scale this technology to the point where we can program in each individual's sizes and print clothing custom to them."
Priced at $250, the Seamless Jacket sold out in under 12 hours, but Ministry of Supply is currently accepting email reservations for round two.