SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: SHOES BY BRYAN

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: SHOES BY BRYAN

Until we first et Bryan Oknyansky back in January, we had no idea that 3D printing, footwear and comfort can go hand in hand. Sure, we had seen the incredible designs of Francis Bitonti and United Nude, but while these pieces were created mostly with the aim to travel from exhibition to exhibition in mind, Bryan’s designs are done with his customer in mind: fashion-forward women. Bryan is an international award-winning product architect known for inventing pioneering products that have taken him around the world as a lecturer and speaker. With 15 years of experience in the architecture, product and footwear design industries, Bryan specializes in using the latest robotic manufacturing technologies like 3D printing to reinvent the world around us, one product at a time. Bryan founded Shoes By Bryan in 2012 – a London-based fashion and technology startup pioneering mass-market 3D printed footwear unique to every single foot in the world while also looking, and feeling, great. Alongside running his growing design practice, Bryan is an innovation consultant to multiple design industries, directs an independent CAD training program and is a Visiting Lecturer at Regent’s University London School of Fashion and Design. His architectural background helps his progressive thinking and innovative designs and while he realises the challenges for 3D printing to become widely adopted in the fashion industry, he’s one of the innovators shaping its future. Back in May Bryan took part in our panel at Digital Shoreditch on the past, present and future of fashion and technology, raising fundamental challenges and opportunities in this emerging industry so needless to say that we just had to invite him back for...
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. 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. To keep up-to-date with our activities and upcoming events, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our...
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: WONDERLUK

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: WONDERLUK

Stop everything you’re doing and read on! Our friends and fashion tech innovators WonderLuk, who will be joining us on the 3rd of September, have some exciting news to share! While everyone’s enjoying summer and rushing to set up an out of office email, WonderLuk HQ has been buzzing, dreaming up a fashion revolution. The company has just won Appear Here’s Space For Ideas competition and will be opening their very first real pop-up customisation studio between 11-23 August at BOXPARK. Not only will you be able to see all our latest pieces, but also you’ll be able to create your very own designs in store, and have them made just for you. How cool is that? Make sure you book your bespoke appointment with one of WonderLuk’s award-winning designers in the store, slots are going fast so hurry up!     The curated online destination for personalised 3D printed jewellery and fashion accessories is also named the winners of the 2015 Elevator Pitch series, run by Tech City News, which means we’ll be seeing a lot of WonderLuk’s co-founders Andre Schober and Roberta Lucca a lot more. And boy, we can’t wait! So much so that they will be joining us on the 3rd of September for #INTERLACED2015. If you want to find out more about the future of fashion join us at #INTERLACED2015 on 3rd September. Tickets are on sale now. To keep up-to-date with our activities and upcoming events, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our...
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: RARE PINK

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: RARE PINK

As the song goes.. Diamonds are Forever. And no one knows that better than INTERLACED speaker Nikolay Piriankov, CEO of bespoke jewellery retailer Rare Pink. Nikolay is based in Rare Pink’s London office, working with designers and manufacturers to desgin and ship beautiful jewellery to its customers that hold lasting memories. The company designs, crafts and delivers unique engagement rings where the customer has been apart of the ring creation. Where’s the link with tech, you might ask? Rare Pink leverages 3D printing to be able to scale what was previously an unscalable segment of the jewellery industry. The company’s focus on innovation and technology in its products and online, together with a global presence and supply chain, allows Rare Pink to compete on price with the competition and to offer a unique product and customer experience. Rare Pink are proudly different in the way they make all their rings and inspire their customers to get involved in the design process. What makes them different? Rare Pink love rare pink diamonds so much so that they named the company after them! That’s not all. To share this passion with everyone, upon request Rare Pink can craft your ring with a pink diamond set in it. Every ring comes with your very own pink sapphire, free of charge. You can have it set in your ring or included with your order separately. What a treat! Nikolay shares that Rare Pink does not sell a product, but rather an entire experience. Creating something beautiful and unique requires the customers’ input just as much as it requires the Rare Pink diamonds and craftsmanship. The company hopes that its customers become advocates...