TranSwarm Entities(2016/2017) is a couture piece developed by fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra in collaboration with creative programmer and music producer Newk. This interactive design is created during Fashion Fusion, a fashion/ technology program of T-Mobile in Berlin. The sculptural, totally black dress, is build up out dozens of small repeated fragments in the shape of bird skulls sculptured together like cells building an organism. The parts , that are all manual 3D printed, meaning using a 3D printer pen to create fabrics. are all connected together by hand with black polyester wires. The technology part is not directly all integrated within the design but is connected and presented in a more surprising way. 4 small drones, that where customized to appear the same as the dress design, fly up out of the design so it looks like parts of the dress are flying away. The drones fly on the beats and melodies of music producer Newk around the model creating a little swarm.
Credits: Fashion design and styling: Maartje Dijkstra, music and technology: Beorn Lebenstedt aka Newk, programming drones: Erik Overmeire, 3D printing support shoes and drones- Fablab Berlin, lab residency and photo copy right: Telekom Fashion Fusion, video: Timo Kreitz, model: Lisa Sophie Bärmann