With the idea of creating a woman that is regenerating from human to half monster and half machine, Spanish designer Eugenia Alejos works with materials that are both hard and tough as metal, leather, yet silk and neoprene. The volumen is everywhere to be seen: with high resolution prints, holographic plastics and 3D printed pieces to represent the machine. Other techniques include laser cut and dyed surfaces to make it look artificial yet animalistic.
Silhouettes are developed from futuristic distorted proportions and abnormal features, atom and triangle jewelries are used to accentuate this look. We wanted to know more about her views on 3D printing and fashion:
What do you like most about creating products in 3D printing ? What is in your opinion the biggest limitation?
I don’t think there limitation in this field since it is in constant growth. I work many of my accessories with this technique because it allows me to bet on speed and type of modeling, which otherwise would be impossible in the field of jewelry.
What materials do you use?
Any selection depends only on the piece that I design. I mainly work with polyamide, aluminum, steel, 18k gold, silver, copper and platinum.
What is your business model with jewels ? Are they limited edition pieces or made to order?
In each collection some pieces are made on demand and other limited edition pieces are always produced . We do not want to stay in the same concept we have about jewelry, since there are artists who are devoted to it in a really successful way. We’d like to offer something new that not always is the usual or strictly defined. We often work with special orders where we first select the materials and then fabricate custom pieces
How do you see the future of 3D printing in relation to fashion?