Driftwood Goth Tailcoat

Hi, Muirén here announcing the start of a passion project in motofashion apparel. I will be using a custom bone-white Dainese Women’s Armoured Riding Jacket as a donor garment, altering and sturdily embellishing it with textile appliques so as to lend a steampunk aesthetic except within a bone-white rather than common funeral black color scheme.

Hopefully, the resulting jacket will be, in function and in appearance, a quasi-Dressage Victorianish tailcoat. The original Dainese metallic armour epaulets are to be cosmetically modified in subtle, differing hues using both plain and variegated foil leaf, with a silver base colour with wood grain-like copper and gold, resulting in a stylistically Mokume Gane effect.

This $399 Gadget Brings Augmented Reality to Your Motorcycle Helmet | Tom’s Guide

Enter Whyre, a Singaporean startup who is creating the Argon Transform. Opting to create an add-on for existing motorcycle helmets, the company has plenty of headway over competitors thanks to its ability to evade rigorous safety testing. Promising a fully-featured HUD, rear view camera, front-facing dash cam, intercom, Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, the Transform rises out of Skully’s ashes.

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All The Pleats That Are Fit To Print: Zac Posen’s 3D-Printed Couture Gives The Met Gala A New Dimension | GE Reports

May 7, 2019, by Kristin Kloberdanz

When British supermodel Jourdan Dunn stepped onto the red carpet at the Met Gala Monday night, the crowd rustled with excitement. Dunn was wearing a blood-red gown in the shape of a rose. Lacquered and stiff, the dress looked like freshly poured hard candy. The glossy petals shone in the spotlight, revealing complex layers of folds and velvety swirls that conveyed a vibrant flower in full bloom.

But this gown was no ordinary high-fashion affair spun from a confection of silks. Designed by Zac Posen, the dress — 21 plastic petals and the titanium cage holding them in place — was entirely 3D-printed. The petals were printed by Protolabs, a GE Additive manufacturing partner, while GE Additive produced the titanium cage. It took around 250 hours of labor to design and 3D-print the dress — including three days per petal — and another 400 hours to sand and coat the petals with a glossy red automotive paint. “The petals remind me of a Ferrari,” says Eric Utley, an applications engineer at Protolabs. “They look and feel like the panels of a supercar.”

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