The Materialise World Conference took place from April18th to April 20th 2012, in Leuven, Belgium.
A Hat Design Contest with very simple rules
The Hats Off to 3D Printing Challenge contestants’ had to design a 3D printed hat or a hair accessory for a fashion model. The design had to be in white to accompany the plain outfit of the models on the runway.
- The design had to fit within a space of 20x20x20cm
- The file size had to be no larger than 100Mb
- Details had to be at least 1mm in size to be printable
- Contestants had to provide a render of their design and the 3D file itself to consider it a valid entry
As part of the event, a collection of 3D printed hats was shown on the runway
Amongst the event’s many guests (like Herman Van Rompuy, a famous 3D printing companies President), were fashion figures like Daniel Widrig, Niccolo Casas, Elvis Pompilio, as well as the 20 finalists for the “Hat’s Off to 3D Printing” contest.
At the end of the show, the hat “Daisy” designed by Mark Bloomfield, was announced as the winner of the challenge.
“Daisy” the hat designed by Mark Bloomfield
Video from i.materialise
Picture : i.materialise’s screenshot