Changing the Face of Wedding Fashion

Sri Lanka’s First 3D Printed Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

A Sri Lankan fashion designer recently created a beautiful wedding dress using 3D printing, making it the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.

Charlene Thuring, founder of c.h.a.r.l.e.n.e, showcased her collections at Colombo Fashion Week, which included Sri Lanka’s first 3D printed wedding dress.

She decided to partner with Sri Lanka’s first rapid prototyping firm, 3D Concept Studio to bring the dress from concept to reality.

Charlene Thuring said to Life Online:

“Ever since I first heard of this amazing invention I could not stop thinking about how I could use it in my collection. At the same time I had to wait for the right client that would accept it as it had not been used in the Sri Lankan fashion industry yet and so was not at all conventional. The client who came to me with a rather unusual wedding dress request was ideal as there was nothing that I could have done traditionally to meet her expectations.”

Perhaps a 3D printed wedding ring would have worked well with this look too?


How Did she Create the 3D Printed Wedding Dress?

What’s even more impressive about this dress is the fact that Charlene was completely new to the technology, yet still decided it was the way to go.

To bring everything together and make sure her vision worked, 3D Concept Studio helped her out, and she was able to use the firm’s wealth of knowledge and design features. She said:

I am very keen to know how anything is created so I asked a lot of questions of the 3D Concept Studio team that were only more than happy to walk me through the technology. This helped me understand where and how to utilize 3D printing in my design. And the ultimate result of this was a super excited bride that not only had an especially memorable day but walked down the aisle with the only dress of its kind in the country.

The dress was a huge success and also gave the bride freedom to transition from the wedding ceremony to reception too. To do this, the skirt was removed and replaced with one more comfortable piece.

Nissanga Warnapura, CEO and Founder of 3D Concept Studio said: “Despite it being her first time with 3D printing Charlene utilised it expertly.”

It seems the fashion industry in Sri Lanka has a huge amount of potential and with the help of 3D printing, designers will be able to let go of traditional constraints and explore new designs.

If you like this dress, and fancy a 3D printed wedding, make sure you check out some of your options here. What do you think of this? Let us know in the comments.

Oh, and if you want to know how to get a 3D printed wedding cake topper, click here.