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.