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FABing Fashion, Laser Cutting

Laser Cut Dresses is the new Fad!

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Elena Manferdini's collection of intricate laser cut fabric made into elaborate dresses that conceal and reveal the body. The garments are digitally produced and laser cut and assembled through different types of textile fabrics, it is described as " a built shelter for the body".

Elena is a trained civil engineer and architect who creates and uses various intricate patterning in fashion design, product design as well as architectural design.

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Digi-Fabrication, IaaC, Laser Cutting


Parahelix by Joshia Barnes and Raquel Gallego Lorenzo After the structure was modelled, the horizontal and vertical sections had to be nested in order to lasercut them on two sheets of 2.9 cm thick wood. After calibrating the machine properly,the pieces were successfully cut in approximately 1.5 hours.

The assembly process began with the placement of the regularly placed horizontal sections at 3AM on center.  Once the structure of the horizontal sections was stabilized by several intersecting vertical sections,the assembly process was able to be completed by adding vertical elements one by one.

After the pipe structure was completed, white glue was utilized to secure the joint connections.Once dry, Parahelix was structurally sound.

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