ファッションの未来はここにある！そして世界の”終わり”もここにある！ Iris Van Herpenクチュール x United Nude、3Dプリントとその関係。
I`m here to show off the incredibly “Wow…just wow” couture 3D-printed shoes by Iris Van Herpen x United Nude. But first, let me tell you a quick story.
See I know this very cool guy named Bikke, some call him Ko-chan, some call him badass. Whatever you call him, he’s one of the last artisans in Japan who can carve intricate marble hanko (name stamp) by hand. Oh, and he’s a competitive BMX-er, DJ and surfer. He looks just like a smiling Buddha, giant wooden dish earrings and everything, and switches between wearing kimono and skater shirts depending on his mood. I was obsessed with his little 1-room apartment in Ebisu that he built; it was all yellow and space-age, reminding me of the room from that Janet Jackson music video without the Aibo robot dog.
クチュール界の若手ヒロインのIris Van Herpen。彼女 x United Nudeの、この信じられないくらいびっくりするクチュール、
So anyway, Bikke was cool and when Bikke talked, everyone listened. And one day, back in 2005, we were having coffee and he was talking about the Mayan calendar and the “end of the world”.
He says, “The world won’t end [it didn’t, good call Bikke!]. Rather, the world as we KNOW it will. And I think that means the way we think about life…Technology is going to jump forward, and it’s going to change everything. Do you know what I’m talking about?”
“No,” I said.
“3D Printing! It’s coming. You’ll be able to print anything… it’s going to change EVERYTHING.”
Huh. I hadn’t ever thought about 3D printing, as in early 2005 it didn’t really exist yet (neither did Youtube, Facebook, etc either!). But his prediction stuck in my mind and now, we are seeing it come true. For now, the tech is still in its infancy, but from a fashion perspective a lot of 3D tech is being used to create items so as to cut out the need for a factory.
The first 3D printed fashion item I came into contact with was Joji Kojima’s 3D-printed skull rings from 2010. He said he scanned his own skull and had them printed… incredible!
As for Iris Van Herpen, she has been experimenting with 3D printing for a few years now, but it appears that this is the first ever completely 3D-printed shoe she’s done. According to United Nude founder Rem Koolhas, it was an extremely difficult task to see it come to fruition. And since it’s United Nude you know that they had the best technology to work with.
Her shoes were inspired by the Banyan Tree, although it *does* look like the monster from Princess Mononoke doesn’t it?
For the clothing segment of Iris’ collection, it appears she took a less tech-y route and went organic…by GROWING dresses from magnets. Wowza, I can’t comprehend it, but it looks amazing.
Asst editor Yoshi Peter