Alexis Walsh is a designer and artist based in New York City. Through the exploration of emerging technologies including 3D printing and digital modeling, integrated with traditional handcraft, Alexis utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to push the boundaries of fashion design. With a process deeply rooted in craft,
Alexis personally handsews every garment and accessory. The 3D printed components are made using both biodegradable plant-based plastics and through using an innovative zero-waste production process. Alexis graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with honors. Since then, her work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Paris, London, Moscow, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Berlin.
SPIRE DRESS is a fully 3D printed garment. The piece was digitally designed using computational geometry and parametric design in collaboration by Alexis Walsh and Ross Leonardy. Made up of over 400 individual parts, the 3D printed components are produced in a zero-waste process and assembled together by hand. SPIRE DRESS has become one of the most iconic examples of 3D printed fashion, and is referenced in a number of textbooks and academic journals as a pioneering moment in design.