GYDA NYC – a capsule outerwear collection created using latest tech trends #lasercutting #3Dprinting
The GYDA label was established with the vision of reimagining the current perceptions of production techniques and use of materials through the prism of high-technology. To accomplish our vision, we’re using unusual textiles and the latest technology available in the fashion industry. We’re developing our models using software for production on laser cutters including 3D-printing technology
The GYDA NYC capsule collection consists of two pieces: male and female outwear garments limited to just 1000 pieces each. The inspiration behind the collection was found in minimalistic shapes and contrasting textures of modern architecture: glass and concrete, metal and stone. Designer plays with same contrasts in the collection: transparent and non-transparent textiles, dense and light textures
The collection has been created in collaboration with young fashion designer Veronika Bogush. Veronika Bogush is a fashion designer from Ukraine, and the founder of her own label, Bogush. The choice of a designer was a deliberate move in order to promote young designers from the Ukrainian fashion scene.
You are always on the go and we here at GYDA know that. Now you have all you need at your fingertips!
Neoprene is usually used for the production of wet suits. It sheds water like a duck, making it an ideal outdoor material. It provides great protection against a vast range of conditions, including rain, snow, sand and dust. The neoprene we use is made using a limestone base instead of petroleum, which makes it the most environmentally responsible choice currently available on the market.
TPU or Thermoplastic Polyurethane is very similar to other plastics like PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or PUL (polyurethane laminate), which although they are not breathable fabrics, are designed to keep in liquids they also prevent air from flowing in and out as well. With TPU being a waterproof fabric, airflow is allowed. The main difference is that TPU is heat bonded instead of chemical bonded, which means that it’s better at biodegrading. However, what is most exciting about TPU is the feel - it's extremely soft and far more fabric like. In fact, it feels like your second skin.
We have spent the past 6 months progressing through the idea to the pre-production samples. The development and manufacturing process took 5 months. We started with sketching of our models, before making the best choice on the fabrics market. Once the maquette was approved, we started to produce our samples using laser cutters. As a final finish we added 3-D printed elements. And that's how we made it awesome!
Risks and challenges
We have worked tirelessly to put all of the necessary logistics in place for this project.
Timing is the biggest risk. In the best-case scenario, we can have fabric, zippers and labels in hand four weeks after the Kickstarter closes. We can turn these around in as little as four weeks, getting the first garments in the mail in September 2016. Our supply chain and manufacturing partners are now already in place and ready to go.
We are 100% confident that we will fulfil on our promise to produce and deliver your bombers on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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