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Technology Meets Fashion with Francis Bitonti's 3D Printed Couture Fashion Attire

Groundbreaking Designer Establishes New Era of Fashion Mixing Computer Technology and 3D Printing
    NEW YORK, NY, July 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Paving the way in innovation with "disruptive manufacturing", designer Francis Bitonti, (http://www.francisbitonti.com/), is taking the fashion world by storm with his 3D printed gowns. The former architect has been focusing on his ability as a fashion designer, honing in on a whole new outlook on haute couture through the Fancis Bitonti Studio in New York City. Bitonti is fueling a new wave of eccentric and creative designs while fusing his two passions of tech and fashion. He begins creating each garment by using computer technology to design and work out specifications. Then Bitonti incorporates 3D printing technology to bring the one-of-a-kind piece to life. With an entirely fresh view of what materials are considered textiles, Bitonti first made a name for himself after creating the first fully-articulated and functional gown for burlesque darling Dita Von Teese. Now the architect-turned-designer is committed to changing the industry by using today's technology to interpret previously untapped creativity.

"Design has always played a role in all of my work," begins designer Francis Bitonti. "There are so many different technological advances happening day to day, but most people don't really know what to make of it. I like to think that my architectural past helps me see things in fashion and technology that others don't. When it came to the gown created for Dita Von Teese, there were a ton of doubts. This had never been done before, but thinking of materials and measurements as data has opened up so many doors. I'm a firm believer in the idea that with a little basic knowledge here and there, people can make the impossible possible."

Meshing his fine eye on advancing technology with his designer brain, Francis Bitonti was able to bridge the gap between fashion and technology, shattering all thoughts of skepticism after teaming up with Michael Schmidt Studios, Shapeways and Ace Hotel to create the first fully articulated 3D printed garment. Bitonti has since been able to successfully create a new era of haute couture fashion design through the usage of scientific algorithms, computer coding and 3D printing technology. Currently, Bitonti is running educational workshops around the world to teach designers, of any background and skill set, to use computers and advancing technology as an artistic medium. The intent is to provide students with the necessary tools and freedom to create new iconic forms. The New Skins: Deus Ex Machina recently took place in London from July 7th through July 18th, 2014. Francis Bitonti is now bringing the News Skins: Bestial Bodies to San Francisco, California from August 4th through August 15th. For more information on enrollment and participation please visit http://www.francisbitonti.com/new-skins-summer/.

For more information on Francis Bitonti please visit http://www.francisbitonti.com/, email info@beautifulplanning.com, or call 877.841.7244. To RSVP to his upcoming presentation on August 14th in San Francisco, CA please RSVP by August 1, 2014 to info@beautifulplanning.com.

About Francis Bitonti
Designer Francis Bitonti is ushering in a new manufacturing paradigm through his sui generis blend of computational design techniques and emerging manufacturing technologies. Blurring the lines between fashion and technology, Bitonti's trademark process merges cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies, aimed to transform mass production. Francis Bitonti's work has been published internationally in many prestigious institutions including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and most recently has garnered media coverage for the 3D printed gown created for fashion icon Dita von Teese, which received numerous accolades and a great deal of public attention when it was debuted at Ace Hotel in New York City in 2013. Francis Bitonti currently lives in New York where he runs his design practice. For more information please visit http://www.francisbitonti.com/.


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