What will be the future evolution data’s use and the latest technologies in the fashion design industry?
Presumably one of the most referenced benefits of 3D printing is the ability of the technology to build customized and personalized pieces since each item is printed separately and without the prior requirement of creating a mold. The latter typically incurs substantial fixed costs which can only be amortized through the manufacturing of a large quantity of identical products. In the near future, the elimination of this requirement can lead to easier personalization, thus an increased role of the consumer in the ideation and making of the final product they buy. Besides that, 3D printing enables creative freedom and design complexities, which are impossible or too expensive to achieve with alternative manufacturing technologies. This, combined with the introduction of new materials and properties over the next years, can direct the aesthetics of the future and transform most creative industries, including fashion.