One Designer we have had the pleasure of working with is Michael Angel. He is a designer that has been “garnering industry-wide attention for pioneering the use of digital prints.”
This is in a way very reflective of how laser cutting is entering the fashion industry and using computerized, robotic methods to create beautiful designs. The dress we cut for Michael Angel was for his Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
What is even more interesting about this dress is that it is cut from Neoprene. Neoprene is usually used for things like laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, gaskets, hoses, corrosion resistant coatings and in aquatics, but not usually high fashion! Micheal Angel says of his work that he has “focused on translating digital print onto unexpected fabrics...pushing the boundaries of what we can print on – engineering fabrics and experimenting with application,” and that is exactly what laser cutting on neoprene was able to do!
You can see the dress in action on the runways as part of his collection in THIS VIDEO, the dress we cut is featured at 2:32.