Rains x Zellerfeld collab advances 3D footwear printing

Scandi lifestyle brand Rains has linked up with printing tech specialist Zellerfeld to debut its first 3D-printed shoe. Previewed during its AW23 fashion show in Paris, the brand said it’s a “first-of-its-kind silhouette” that mixes air with all the usual benefits that come with 3D-printed pieces.

Rains x Zellerfeld

The collab has produced “an archetypal boot, which highlights a completely new silhouette and technology features for 3D-printed footwear,” Rains explained.

Called the ‘Puffer Boot’, the company thinks it marks the start of “an exciting future for Rains as a leading fashion brand venturing into a new era of footwear following their success and achievements in lifestyle outerwear”.

Rains is known for its “conceptual-yet-functional design approach” and the new shoe continues that tradition. The company said it has created an “organic shape with an intentional sculptural appearance reminiscent of a stone carving”. It also features a newly developed 3D-printed puffer element on the instep, which is “reminiscent of the Rains design language”. 

That puffer element is made up of 90% air within the printed structures, which is interesting as it means Zellerfeld has created yet another feature to its 3D-printing technology that enables printing puffer elements into footwear. 

The companies said the puffer elements and oversized shape “show a new dimension of possibilities for footwear”. And the shoe also keeps all the benefits of 3D printing (mono-material, fully recyclable, no stitches or gluing of components or human construction required).

Copyright © 2023 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.

Credit: Source link






4 Signs Metals in Your Water Are Damaging Your Skin

Water is what we cleanse our face, wash our hair and scrub our bodies with. The thought that it could contribute to...

John Wick 4 Director Says The Film Is The Longest One Of The Franchise

The John Wick franchise is one of the most popular action franchises...

Eva Mendes supports her lover Ryan Gosling

Recently, the famous actor Ryan Gosling has faced a lot of criticism....

A Look At Jason Aldean And Luke Bryan’s Close Friendship

As revealed to HuffPost, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan first met at a Tennessee radio station, hit it off immediately, and soon struck up...

Hallmark Channel’s 2023 Movie Lineup: A Complete Guide

Movie mayhem! Hallmark Media hit the ground running in 2023, releasing six new films — and that was only the beginning. The network’s January...
en English