Article written by Esther Wambui
Italian designer Simone Leonelli, with the W230studio in Perth, West Australia, often uses 3D printing to make his pieces. Last month, Leonelli had a 3D printed fashion exhibition on display at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) as part of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival that blurred the lines between fashion and art.
The exhibition as a whole is an exploration of biological structures, fashion, and technology. Leonelli used biodegradable PLA material, a bioactive and renewable thermoplastic, for most of the 3D printed parts, due to his passion for sustainable design.
“The potential of 3D printing is incredible, and when combined with the power of computational design the user will experience a very flexible and scalable technology,” Leonelli explained to 3DPrint.com.