Modern Constellation

Maria Orduz, Tony Grimes, Jesse Goucher, Ben Eadie, Jon McDonald, Shannon Hoover, and Dan Damron

Modern Constellation was inspired by the cosmos and the universe, and very much like technology (and a direct cause of technology) our constantly growing understanding of them.

Technical Information

Modern Constellation team conducted a 3D scan of the model for exact dimensions.

The Skirt

The team modeled the shape onto our model’s 3D scan and digitally modified the pattern pieces to make sure the fit was correct and conducted test runs in cardboard.

They tried different cutting patterns with the laser expert in order to find one that could help the wood curve enough to give the skirt shape, but remained sturdy.

Once the skirt shape and pattern was finalized and assembled, Jesse Gouchey, a local graffiti artist, spray paint his rendition of the universe.

Once painted, the team added about 150 RGBs, all color coordinated to create our illusion of moving stars under the galaxy.

The Bodice

The Bodice was drafted manually.

The team used different sizes of 3D printed pyramids which were sewn onto the bodice and each was enhanced with a coordinating color RGB.

The Team

Modern Constellation team is:

  • Maria Orduz: Designer/Maker
  • Tony Grimes: Laser cutting expert
  • Jesse Gouchey: Artist
  • Ben Eadie: 3D scanning expert
  • Jon McDonald: 3D printing expert
  • Shannon Hoover & Dan Damron: Lighting
“To me, it was important that this piece kept its focus on the aesthetically pleasing side of design and remained edgy, yet wearable and easily transferable to a regular garment. I wanted to incorporate as many available aspects of the technology, yet respecting the artistry and craftsmanship that cannot be replaced by tech.

mariaorduz_makefashionMaria Orduz, Designer
Fashion Designer at MARIA ORDUZ PINTO

On The Runway

Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Model: Luisa Steen | Makeup: Lyana Gibert

“The MakeFashion initiative offers a one of a kind incubator for both technology and fashion, creating a space in which innovation and design collide. There is no two people who possess the same set of skills which makes the group diverse, thought provoking and inspiring.”

mariaorduz_makefashionMaria Orduz, Designer
Fashion Designer at MARIA ORDUZ PINTO

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