|Easily the belle of the fashion industry model Bella Hadid is photographed arriving on stage to begin the spray on process.|
Dress sprayed onto model on Coperni catwalk at Paris Fashion Week
Photography and Video courtesy of Coperni. Text via Dezeen.com international design online magazine.
GUEST BLOG / By James Parkes, Dezeen.com design writer--Parisian fashion brand Coperni used Fabrican's sprayable, liquid fibre to spray a dress onto a model at its Spring Summer 2023 show at Paris Fashion Week.
The Coperni show took place in Salle des Textiles at Paris's Musée des Arts et Métiers recently and saw a white dress sprayed live onto the body of model Bella Hadid.
Coperni collaborated with Fabrican to spray a dress onto a model live on the runway For its closing look, Hadid entered the Salle des Textiles wearing nothing but flesh-coloured underwear. Hadid approached a lit platform, surrounded by a team of people holding spray guns, where she stood for 15 minutes while the Fabrican team sprayed a white substance onto her body to form the outline of a dress.
The material used to create the spray-on dress was developed by spray-on fabric technology company Fabrican, which was founded in 2003 by Spanish scientist and fashion designer Manel Torres.
|Fabrican employees are pictured spraying the liquid polymer material onto top fashion model Bella Hadid.|
Fabrican's spray-on fabric is a liquid made up of natural and synthetic fibres, such as wool and mohair, cotton, nylon and cellulose depending on the desired feel, that is suspended in a polymer solution.
The liquid solution is sprayed by an aerosol or spray gun onto the body, which then evaporates as it makes contact with a surface to form a non-woven fabric.
After the shape of a dress was sprayed onto the body of Hadid, a Coperni employee began to cut and alter the white dress, shortening its length, adding a slit and draping the straps off Hadid's shoulders before she then walked around the room.
The material is said to have a suede-like texture and can be used to create, customise and repair clothes while also being strong enough to be re-worn and washed.
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