This designer is selling an entirely 3D-printed jacket, and we want it
Danit Peleg's not even 30 yet, and she's already a global pioneer in the fashion industry. That, friends, is #lifegoals.
It's not every day that you get to turn your final project at college into a lifelong career.
But if you're Danit Peleg, you can basically do anything. This gifted designer – based in Tel Aviv, Israel – has been applying her unique blend of couture and technology to the fashion industry since her time at Israel's prestigious Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She just unveiled her original 3D-printed jacket for sale on her website, the first of its kind to be commercially available. It's the culmination of years of researching fabrics, patterns, printers and structures for her one-of-a-kind line, and it's earned her a world of acclaim and accolades.
Indeed, there's a lot that goes into a career like this. Here's what we know about this visionary designer.
You can buy her 3D-printed jacket online, for a cool $1,500.
Yes, it's a bit out of our budget. But it's just the beginning of what Peleg says is a new frontier in fashion – being able to print your own clothes at home. For now, this bomber-style "Imagine" jacket has a hefty price tag because Peleg can only produce 100 of them. But remember, you're not just buying a jacket; you're buying a piece of 3D-printing history!
Her clothes can be customized by color, fit and style.
If you want it in red, you got it. If you're petite, you got it. For every order she receives, Peleg uses a virtual fitting app called Nettello to customize the garment to each customer's specifications.
She does all of her design work at home.
"I really enjoyed the fact that I could create without intermediaries. I could design my own textiles and manufacture my own clothes, all from my own home," Peleg said. "I think this is just the beginning. As technologies evolve, we will soon be all printing our own clothes at home."
Forget online shopping; this is online creating.
Her printing process is zero waste and zero extra materials.
Everything these models are wearing is 100% 3D-printed, right down to the shoes.
It took her 2,000 hours to print her five-piece collection in college.
In 2015, Peleg appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show to unveil her collection. There, she explained how long it took her to research materials and patterns and produce her line before unveiling it as a final project at Shenkar. "And of course you got an A?" Banks asked the young designer. "Yes, I did!" Peleg replied.
She's a regular on the TED Talk circuit.
Peleg has appeared in several TED Talks and has also been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
She designed a dress for the headlining performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Snowboarder and double amputee Amy Purdy had the world aflutter over her monumental performance with a dancing robot at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. But it wasn't just her unconventional choice of partner that made us do a double-take. Her outfit was no normal fashion statement; she was wearing a 3D-printed dress, created by Peleg.
She and Purdy got to meet a month before the opening ceremony to do the first fitting together.
"With an incredibly strong character and the help of technology, Amy can walk, become a Paralympic medalist, dance with the stars, and now dance at this incredibly moving ceremony," Peleg said.
She's one of the most influential designers in the world, and she's not even 30 yet.
At only 29, Peleg is #lifegoals. We don't feel inadequate at all. Really.
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