The V-Dress (or voronoi dress) is a fashion and fabrication experiment that deals with such issues as 3D scanning / imaging, variable corporeal exposure, digital fabrication and advanced robotics.
The idea was spawned from a previous project (Voronoi lamp) when two colleagues of mine (Duane McLemore and Katherine Voorhies, who are responsible for the 3D scan below) wanted to create a dress in the same vein as the lamp. To push the former project and process into a new realm, We began to experiment with other methods of fabrication that would differentiate this project in many ways.
The result is a provocative garment that takes advantage of complex six-axis cooperative robot milling paths to create molds unique to the user’s body in order to create a monocoque dress form (as opposed to the piecemeal construct of the previous voronoi project). The dress would create a gradient of exposure from fully covered, to partially unveiled, to fully revealed.