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The Future is here: Now anyone can make their own 3D-printed dress

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Elle Canada
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The Future is here: Now anyone can make their own 3D-printed dress

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elle-canada-3d-printed-dress-tech-fashion Photo courtesy of Jessica Rosenkrantz at Nervous System. Kinematics dress designed by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg

Ever thought your chances of becoming a clothing designer rested solely on your sewing machine savvy? Well, us too, until this latest app and tech innovation came our way. Nervous System, a design studio founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, has created a customizable 3D-printed dress, which is made of interlocking pieces that move with the human form and requires no assembly. The best part? You can design it yourself, at home. Yeah. Read more about the shocking future of fashion after the break: Not only does it seem to be challenging conventional design methods, but the studio also believes in making the ground-breaking technology accessible to all: “We use inexpensive materials and believe that the value of our designs comes from an intelligent and beautiful marriage of form and function, not the current price of currency standards,” says a rep from the company. Anyone with a smartphone can download and upload a body scan to the Kinematics Cloth app – a futuristic experience in itself for any curious consumer. By inputting data like your weight, weekly exercise routine and measurements, the company acquires a true picture of each customer’s size. Then, the fun begins: you get to select and modify templates, embarking on a journey to design and craft a dress that suits your own personal style. Kinematics Cloth is arguably the most interactive app of its kind, merging the shiny dream-like excitement of tech with the tangible usability of the real world. Though Nervous System will be printing and pricing garments only by request for the moment, users of the app can still gear-up for the future by designing and saving their own items online. We’re not the only ones eager to see what comes in the new and early stages: Nervous System plans on taking user feedback and weaving it directly into the brand's next steps. “Within the next few months, we hope to switch to ordering for more modestly sized and priced items like mini skirts and belts… We’re really excited to see what sorts of clothes people design,” says the rep. What we design, want, and care about now will soon become key components in the garments of tomorrow – as it should be, no?   READ MORE: What to wear with your new Apple watch Five ways to wear your little black dress What to wear to the Iris Apfel documentary this month
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