The Neoteric Flamingo is an award winning collection (Best concept using 3D Technology) that aptly used the 3D technology to present ensembles at JD Design Awards 2022 with the theme Sync. The brilliant collection is inspired by the flamingo festival and the flamingos that migrate to the Pulicat lake on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu every year. It commemorates thousands of birds migrating to India in search of food, warm weather, and breeding places.
The garments are made of 3D printing, tapioca plastic, and BCI cotton, which takes fashion to a more sustainable side in a modern style, according to the designers- Moni Krishna and Ritika Kumari from the BSc in Fashion and Apparel Design 2019 batch. Using 3D printing reduces waste because you just require the amount of material needed to complete your job. The designers wished to educate the younger generation about bird migration and the influence it has on the environment. The fabrics used are BCI cotton, which is environmentally friendly. The white elements of the clothing are 3D printed and made of Poly Lactic Acid plastic, which is biodegradable and non-toxic to the environment and is made from vegetable waste and ocean garbage. They selected 3D printing because it is the future of fashion, and we can manufacture a garment out of a garment by melting and reusing it.
Neoteric Flamingo of JD Design Awards 2022 is currently only for the Avant-Garde collection, but it may become available for ordinary use in the future. 3D printing has progressed to the point where it can be used in knitwear and coloured. The clothing that will be presented will be static, made of canvas, wood, and other materials. The clothes depict the migration process. They mostly used Tapioca cloth, which appears just like plastic but decomposes in 15 seconds when boiled in water. Following the paper pattern procedure, the designers gave them to the CAD staff, who then sent them to the 3D printers to be manufactured.