Maartje Dijkstra


Hard Core Vein 2.0 is a new fashion technology piece/prototype by fashion design Maartje Dijkstra (NL). Organic, surrealistic and hand drawn prints became an important aspect of her fashion label’s signature, so the idea started with expanding this individualistic detail to another level by bringing the illustrations to life. The lines of the illustrations, she wanted to make functional, function as three dimensional tubes. The idea extended by adding ink inside the tubes that will flow through the piece on the beats of music like blood through a vein on a heartbeat. The veins are 3D printed hollow in transparent PET filament. Also important for her is to combine this technology with many manual details (black silk wires) to make, and keep the piece individualistic.