Taking wearable art to a whole new level, Berlin-based Mashallah Design & Linda Kostowski created this 3-D sweatshirt by scanning human bodies and using the data to create sewing patterns. The human form is turned into 3D patterns of polygons, which are then turned into 2D files and used to laser cut fabric.
"Making a clothes pattern in this way changes the aesthetics of the garment fundamentally, because in contrary to ordinary pattern construction methods unfolding does not matter about orientations like center front or the shape of a armhole, which frees the designers imagination in a way that feels fresh and liberate. As fabric we used sweatshirt jersey as a reference to the common cliche that Berlin is the city which fashionable output lies in making and painting on t-shirts."
Above: Wolf (one of the 3 projects shown at Create Berlin during the London Design Festival in 2008)
The T-shirt Issue