Lisbon's Fashion Studio: MAMA AFRICA
Lisbon’s Fashion Studio
A person who is only slightly familiar with 3D printing might believe it’s a technology reserved for making cheap plastic toys. That person might think that making wearable pieces a complete fantasy, only true in science fiction films.
However, this isn’t fantasy, it’s a reality. 3D-printed wearables have broken the boundary as real-world, see-it-in-the-street stuff. And the fashion world has only been too happy to embrace this burgeoning market.
BEEVERYCREATIVE was contacted by yet another player in the world of haute-couture, Lisbon’s Fashion Studio. The challenge was to 3D-print some accessories to use across their entire new collection, and faced with time constraints, it was only us and our BEETHEFIRST 3D printer that could get what they needed done on time.
We were introduced to the beautiful pieces via some lovely drawings. These pieces were comprised of feathers of varying sizes and evocative of African traditions, the reason being Mozambican singer Neyma was the face of the collection, fittingly entitled “Mama Africa”. These feathers would be perhaps the defining visual element of the entire collection, and traditional methods of manufacturing just wouldn’t cut it. Not only was time an issue, so were the different sizes, the subtle differences in each design of feather, and the quantities needed.