The Vortex Dress – An Incredible, Space-Inspired 3D Printed Dress Announced

Designer creating her very first fully 3D printed dress inspired by space and black holes

CHICAGO, Illinois – September 22, 2015 – Fashion designer, Laura Thapthimkuna, recently announced the Vortex Dress. The Vortex Dress is Laura’s first fully 3D printed dress. Her fascination with the universe was the driving force behind the vortex dress. She began researching artistic interpretations of how the combination of space and time creates the fourth dimension and how it’s affected by black holes. She was also very inspired by the vortex like shapes seen in renderings and the unfathomable complexity of the theories behind it. After extensive research and sketching, the Vortex Dress was born. While she was forming the dress in her head and putting it down on paper, she knew she wanted to ultimately execute it through 3D printing technology. 

In order to virtually sculpt this piece, Laura collaborated with UK-based 3D designer Stephen Ions. He was able to recreate the dress by sculpting it three dimensionally using the computer program, Zbrush. Stephen’s 15 years of experience designing was invaluable in terms of bringing the design to life on the computer. However, before this incredible dress can be made, Laura needs help. That’s why she launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $9,000 by October 22, 2015. The funds raised will go towards printing the full-scale dress using the 3D printing company, i.materialise. After the dress is fully 3D printed, funds will go towards the airbrushing of the entire dress in a black hi-gloss clear coat. In order to give it a sleek, futuristic appearance mimicking black holes in space, Laura will enlist California based color studio Creations n’ Chrome. 

To help bring this innovative dress to life, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between October 2015 and January 2016. 

Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help Laura Thapthimkuna reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.

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Media Contact
Company Name: The Vortex Dress
Contact Person: Laura Thapthimkuna
Phone: 773-733-2874
Country: United States