a shimmering, 3D-printed lingerie ensemble was revealed on the
runway at the 2013 victoria’s secret fashion show, incorporating the
industrial technology in a high-tech couture costume. fractal-like
in framework, the outfit includes a corset, wings and accompanying hat,
each made from hundreds of snowflakes which interlock to either move
like fabric, or stand sculpturally rigid. the garment was made to fit,
so in its’ construction, fashion model lindsay ellingson had been
completely 3D scanned to understand the specific dimensions of her form.
the entire wardrobe had been printed in lightweight nylon, then
encrusted with millions of swarovski crystals fit onto victoria’s secret
initimates. the snow angel outfit has been designed in collaboration
between new york-based architect bradley rothenberg, victoria’s secret and swarovski’s design team, and printed by shapeways.