Unofex Selection by Editor Kathy T. / March/ 02/ 2020
THIS YEAR’S MOST DESIRABLE SUSTAINABLE ART BAGS CREATED FROM LIQUID AND LASER
Julia Daviy premieres the first collection of Carbon Neutral 3D-Printed Handbags.
In 2020, Julia Daviy debuted a luxury brand of bags which will earn their place in the hearts of the fashion community forever. A fusion of artistic expression, digital design, and innovative science, inventor, environmentalist and designer Julia Daviy forges her aesthetic-driven DNA into all her bags and accessories; holding them to the highest ethical and environmental standards—while standing as true efficacies of exquisite taste.
The innovative designer continues to fuse nature, science, and fashion with her new Morphogenesis luxury bag collection, presented at New York Fashion Week 2020 as parts of streetstyle and haute couture Flying Solo shows.
The bags were conceived as functional objets d’art whose striking yet elegantly nuanced design complements a wide range of ensembles. Their unique design, materials, visual texture, and production process are inspired by morphogenesis—the means by which nature produces differentiation from groups of identical cells and develops shapes.
Like previous Daviy’s collections, the Morphogenesis line of sustainable bags is produced on 3D printers. Each bag’s material and design requires a customized manufacturing process; depending on the demands of a given bag, Daviy may use multi jet fusion, stereolithography, or selective laser sintering. Some bags also have 3D-printed silver logos. All bags are produced as whole pieces using additive manufacturing processes to achieve vanishingly small degrees of wastefulness and net carbon production.
Then—she started to change the course of the industry. In the Spring of 2019, Julia Daviy launched the first digitally created and fully customizable 3D-printed skirts—named ‘must- haves’ by British Vogue. Later that year, Julia Daviy developed ‘soft geometry’ and multi-color 3D printing of flexible materials; yielding 4D and 3D printed suites, which are now showcasing in the Boston Center for the Arts.
Daviy’s painstakingly calibrated production process reduces her luxury bags’ carbon footprint by more than 92%, and radically decreases the water use, pollution, and waste compared with traditional leather bags product lifecycle. Just as importantly, the entire process is traceable and transparent. To achieve full carbon zero, Julia Daviy is providing carbon footprint offset with investing in tree planting.
The link between couture and theoretical biology wouldn’t be apparent to most designers. But most designers didn’t begin their careers in fashion while working in the clean-tech field, both on renewable-energy projects and on water purification and treatment and being experts in 3D printing and digital fabrication.
“For some time,” reflects Daviy, “I have been looking to achieve zero- or even positive impact towards natural ecosystems through the transformation of standard manufacturing processes. Working in this direction, I discovered immense potential in the intersection of additive manufacturing technologies, computational design and an environment-centered approach. The Morphogenesis collection is about far more than mimicking the natural patterns. It is rather about the solutions we use today to radically sustain the products in the fashion industry.”
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