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Michael Schmidt

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Nerissa Coker
Written by Nerissa Coker

Michael Schmidt is a wardrobing and jewelry designer who has garnered the attention of the world’s top entertainers, stylists, photographers and directors for his expertise with a variety of innovative materials and techniques.

ted 3-D Printed Dress last month. With the help of computational designer and architect Francis Bitonti, Schmidt used 3-D software to realize his space-age gown. The dress began as a digital rendering, which was then engineered in powdered nylon by high-tech collaborator Shapeways.The body-skimming dress featured an undulating mesh silhouette of three thousand articulated joints fashioned out of layered nylon powder. As if that weren’t complicated enough, it also boasted twelve thousand Swarovski black crystals, which were painstakingly placed by hand after printing.

Michael is proud to have had a dress on display in the ‘Rock Style’ exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. ~ via Style.com and MichaelSchmidtStudios.com.

About the author

Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Coker is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support small businesses and help individuals protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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