DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: ALEXIS WALSH

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: ALEXIS WALSH

We first got in touch with quickly rising fashion designer Alexis Walsh for a comment in one of our editorial pieces on 3D printing & fashion and we have been falling in love with her work again and again. So much so, that we’re bringing her magnificent sculptural creations on the runway on 3rd September!

Alexis Walsh is an artist and designer based in New York City. Concentrating on wearable design with an integration of sculptural forms, she utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to fabrication. The majority of Alexis’s work focuses on the notion of using the human body as canvas. Through unconventional materials such as metal and plastic, and the exploration of technologies including 3D printing, Alexis transcends the traditional modes of fashion to push the boundaries of wearable art. All of her garments are sewn entirely by hand, utilising methods of couture design technique.

Image courtesy of Kaltbult magazine and their respective owners

Image courtesy of Kaltbult magazine and their respective owners

For her most recent collection, the LYSIS COLLECTION, Walsh drew inspiration from virulent formations and deterioration to develop a body of work that consists of shapes that mimic the growth of viral structures while blending organic shapes with rigid structural silhouettes. To make these geometrically-complex shapes real, Walsh combined both traditional garment manufacturing techniques as well as CAD modeling and additive manufacturing to bring her vision to life.

The LYSIS COLLECTION was recently featured in Kaltbult magazine and she counts as one of her fans a relatively known singer called Lady Gaga. Do we need to say more?

If you want to find out more about the future of fashion join us at #INTERLACED2015 on 3rd September. Tickets are on sale now.

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