Pioneering Design From 3D Printer to Wearable Fashion – Danit Peleg Collection to be Presented at ideation2015
Fashion Show, Panel Discussion Part of Oct. 29-30 Event
What began as an experiment for a graduate degree has become an internationally recognized collection of 3D fashions created entirely on home printers. Israel-based designer Danit Peleg will present her 3D-printed, five-piece fashion collection at Gerber Technology’s ideation2015, Oct. 29-30 in Las Vegas.
“Gerber is providing the integrated software and digital solutions that fuel the imagination for new design and production approaches,” said Karsten Newbury, Gerber vice president and general manager, Software Solutions. “Danit’s work is an excellent example of persistence and innovative thinking, and shows where the industry can go in the future. We are excited to have Danit tell her story as part of ideation2015.”
Peleg, 27, created the 3D-printed collection as part of her graduate collection for her fashion design degree at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. The collection was created using home printers following nine months of research and development. Each outfit required 400 hours to print, and Peleg experimented with a wide range of CAD and printing systems, including Blender. Peleg has since begun working with Gerber’s AccuMark® 3D visualization, animation and simulation technology. The collection was designed based on the work, Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix, and the textile designs were inspired by the soft elements of Andreas Bastian’s Mesostructured Cellular Materials.
ideation2015 offers hands-on workshops, demonstrations, case studies and networking opportunities. In addition, Peleg will be participating in the ideation2015 Innovators’ Panel, a discussion among the industry’s thought leaders about trends and ‘the next big thing.’
The conference will also feature a competition for students pursuing a degree in fashion design, using vintage dresses from The Darnell Collection as inspiration. Students will design their own fashions, which will be produced in 3D, physically created and modeled at the conference. Keynoting ideation2015 is Tim Gunn, Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s Project Runway, Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific and member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design.
With the theme, “Everything has changed. But one thing hasn’t,” ideation2015 will highlight the technology and new developments that have dramatically changed the fashion industry. For more information or to register for the conference, which is October 29 and 30 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, visit www.gerbertechnology.com/ideation/.
About Gerber Technology: Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, fashion, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.
Julie Pompa, APR