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A new Kickstarter promises perfectly fitted 3D printed sweaters

It's definitely winter now. It's too cold to go out without at least three layers on and if you want to go anywhere in the mornings you'll have to factor in ten minutes of de-icing your car first. It's winter. So how about backing a new Kickstarter project and ordering yourself a 3D printed sweater?

Appalatch is an outdoor apparel company that specialises in ethically made clothing, made in America. Having figured out a way of producing clothing on a knitting machine-cum-3D printer, Appalatch can now produce custom-fit sweaters in about an hour, the company launched a Kickstarter to fund the machine: Appalatch is looking for $50,000 to set up their 3D printing knitting factory, and backers only need to chip in $109 (about £68) to get their own custom-fitted jumper.

Print your own shoes overnight

Can't find the right shoes to go with that dress? If you've got a 3D printer at home, you can now print a pair of designer shoes - overnight, they'll be finished and ready to wear.

Designer Janne Kyttanen has created four different styles of shoe, all of which can be printed on the Cubify 3D printer. The files are available to download free from the Cubify site: users can decide what size they want to print the shoes in, and then within around 7 hours, they'll be printed and ready to go.

Love false nails? Check out these 3D printed ones

We've featured loads of 3D printed fashion and accessories on this blog already, but this is the first time we've written about 3D printed fake nails. We're kind of in awe.

Created by the Laser Girls, the nails in the picture are Dark Amethyst nails: printed in Shapeways's strong and flexible material, they're designed for short term wear and, well, making an impact. Look at them! The nails come in a variety of sizes and colours, and the Laser Girls also have even more elaborate designs available in their Shapeways store. 

The nails can be applied like most false nails - with nail glue - and removed with acetone.

Victoria's Secret models wore 3D printed wings at their recent fashion show

That's not a completely gratuitous photo of a Victoria's Secret model, promise. At this year's Victoria's Secret Show, along with Taylor Swift, there were some 3D printed angel wings on display.

Victoria's Secret usually kits out its models in angel wings along with their lingerie, but this year's wings were pretty special. Working with Shapeways and Sworovski, Victoria's Secret had amazingly delicate wings built into a corset designed by Bradley Rothenberg, then printed in a size to perfectly fit model Linsday Ellingson.

The new London look: 3D printed glasses

Designer Ron Arad has created a range of glasses and sunglasses for pq - and they're all 3D printed.

The range of glasses has been dubbed Springs, and each individual style is named for a London Underground station (including Liverpool Street, Old Street, and Kentish Town). They're boldly shaped and brightly coloured - real statement eyewear.

At the launch in Milan, Arad revealed that the frames are made entirely out of nylon powder, and they're printed in one piece. There's no metal frame inside, and no additional metal parts, like hinges, have been added.

Arad said "It's the first pair of glasses that I know about that is one piece of material; it's monolithic. It's polyamide."

The glasses aren't available to order yet, but you can see a video about them on the pq website, here.

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