Noa Raviv just recently finished her studies in fashion design at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel, but she already rules the runway with a unique vision for the fashion of the distant future to come. Her collection entitled “Hard Copy,” is based on classical Greek and Roman sculpture, but with a futuristic twist based on the dimensions of virtual space.
In collaboration with Stratasys, an international leader in 3D printing with research and development centers in Israel, Raviv manipulated digital images using the company’s computer modeling software. According to Raviv, “I have deliberately created defective digital images with 3D software. Deformed objects there were created by a command that the software was unable to execute. These objects cannot be printed or produced in reality. They only exist in virtual space.” Manipulating run-of-the-mill digital design tools like the grid, Raviv employs only three colors black, white and orange, as well as flowing tulle fabrics to express a journey into virtual space.
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For her use of Stratasys 3D printing in a number of her pieces, Raviv was chosen as the “Best Fashion Designer of the Year” at the international 3D Printshow event recently held in Paris. In an interview with “Dezeen” Magazine, Raviv expressed just how 3D creation influenced her collection, “While working on a 3D software I was fascinated by the grid shown on the 2D screen and by the way black repetitive lines define voluminous objects.”
Raviv’s stunning designs are a testament that the meeting of classical and futuristic styles holds a little-known secret to haute success.
Photos: Ron Kedmi