Dressed to thrill

Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato used Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 20 large-format UV inkjet printer, together with high-elongation Uvijet KV ink, to create this stunning dress for the Paris Haute Couture Collection.

The piece is made up of small coloured cells that make it look like folded paper cranes have flocked together. These cells use holographic material developed over six years of research with a hologram manufacturer. Images are printed on the material using the Fuji printer and inks stated above.

To create a single cell, an A5-sized piece of printed material is cut using a plotter. Each individual unit is carefully folded into shape, as with origami. More than 1,000 of these units, folded by approximately 100 staff, are combined and assembled to match the model’s figure.