Photographers Santiago and Mauricio decided to take 3D printing to another level. They designed dolls who look like models, named Modoll. They have created 20-inch 3D-printed dolls based off real-life model Lindsey Wixson.
A few years ago nobody would believe that we could print in 3D. Now it’s nothing more than a normal way to basically make everything, Bikes, prosthetics and everything you can think of right now. You can design everything the way you want it to look like.
Maybe people have the need that every industry has to evolve with time. That real life models are a little bit outdated. What makes this so interesting for you, me and the industry is that this is completely new. We all know 3D printing, but not used for something like this.
There are a lot of longterm trends that have led up to this. You can say that photoshop has been a part of that. The models you see in the magazines most of the time don’t even look like themselves anymore. With the 3D printing technique they can make the perfect body, face and features.
Also the technology is developing so fast that every industry needs to keep up with the developments. For this branche you can say that it makes a lot of things easier. No difficulties with real life models. You can make the model look exactly like you want. They always meet your expectations and requirements.
What do you think? Is this a one time thing or is it the beginning of the end for the fashion industry? I think it’s a fun and innovatory idea. If it will work? Who knows. People need someone to relate to and you can’t do that with a plastic printed doll.
You can follow them on their website www.modollproject.com