Davina India and the birth of 3D digital fashion

Davina India and the birth of 3D digital fashion

Mihaela Manova, The Miami student

Let’s talk about digitalized fashion.

From CGI influencers like Lil Miquela to brands like Danit Peleg creating 3D printed clothing, fashion is evolving. But now a new artist has caught the attention of the public. Her name is Davina India, as many know her a viral tweet showcasing his futuristic chrome garments and accessories rendered in 3D.

India is an artist and leader in the evolution of futuristic fashion. He began creating pieces from his imagination, using materials and textures from the graphic design world to create his work. As digital fashion is a world of endless opportunities, India has created garments ranging from accessories like sunglasses to shoes and even dresses.

According to WeTheCool Magazine, as a self-taught 3D fashion designer, India started its interest in fashion by making paper shoes and accessories. He later pursued fashion design in Germany, earning a bachelor’s degree.

After graduating from college, India discovered 3D modeling programs and started experimenting. During her studies, India liked avant-garde silhouettes that could not be done in real life. It draws inspiration from nature with its colors and variety of species, while being heavily influenced by science fiction. She likes to use chrome and glass textures, typically swirling away from pieces in serpentine tendrils.

During its design process, India relies on music to enter the area. From artists like Grimes or Gesaffelstein, let the music inspire her work, often creating patterns right after they come to her mind.

In the future, India hopes to collaborate with music artists for album covers. In the next steps for her brand, the designer is also interested in producing and transforming her designs into real garments through 3D printing.

Currently, Miami University offers free 3D modeling software and tutorials that are open to all students. When selecting a program via the Autodesk website, Miami students are entitled to a free one-year pass to any software.

India’s work is completely digital – these garments don’t exist in real life. But the designer believes this approach is innovative and realistic in the age of virtual reality.

In an interview for VisualAtelier8, India talked about the importance of her work in the field of 3D design and the current fashion industry. With debates about sustainability and the rise of fast fashion brands like SHEIN, India believes its work is one of the most sustainable.

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“3D and virtual reality are the future”, he said in an interview with VisualAtelier8, “and we are about to enter a world where we make the impossible possible”.

According to The Verge, India is right. Gucci has come out with virtual luxury footwear that can be purchased via their app. The lime green and fuchsia sneakers are created by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and feature the “GC” logo.

These virtual sneakers are called The Gucci Virtual 25 and can be worn in augmented reality (AR) or apps like Roblox and VRChat. This virtual pair can be purchased for $ 12.99 (in the Gucci app) or $ 8.99 in the Wanna Kicks AR app.

In the future, the fashion world expects a new type of stylist. Because they can adapt through the virtual reality of social media, their collections will prevail in pieces that no one else has created in the real world.

As a rapidly changing company, we are constantly consumers of new trends and influences. Will this be the most sustainable form of fashion? India thinks so.

manovamd@miamioh.edu

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