Ganit Goldstein’s 3D designs presented at the exhibition. (Credit: courtesy)
Combining virtual reality and 3D printing, two of the most exciting technological advances of recent times, the Israeli fashion designer Ganit Goldstein launched a virtual reality exhibition space to present one of the first fashion collections with cutting edge 3D printing.
Goldstein graduated in Jewelry and Fashion from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
As one of the selected designers chosen for the prestigious EU Horizon 2020 Re-Fream grant, Goldstein’s collaborated with 3D design and manufacturer, Stratasys, to create 3D printed garments based on measurements from a 360 degree body scanner.
This collaboration enabled Goldstein to create tailor-made items perfectly fitting the individual’s form, as part of her eco-friendly alternative to the mass production of "fast" fashion’ technology.
She initially planned to launch her new collection at Berlin’s annual "Wear It" summit exhibition, but regarding the coronavirus restrictions and social distancing regulations, she worked on a different solution.
With the leading tech company Intel, which helped her engineering a virtual reality technology that creates a realistic 360 degree exhibition space, she launched the collection on her website. Goldstein presented her collection at a final public presentation at "Ars Electronica" in Linz, Austria in September.