Michael Schmidt Archive

Get Your Tix: Rose Chats with Michael Schmidt at LACMA

By: Rose Apodaca

Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner and a galaxy of pop culture’s supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to Michael Schmidt, whose imaginative, provocative costumes and accessories are innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements and sterling silver links. This spring the Los Angeles designer made history […]

Articulating 3D Printing

By: Rose Apodaca

For all the gobsmacking developments in 3D printing, executing something with all the ever-shifting suppleness of fabric has been as much a challenge for the design engineer as it has the fashion designer. How to sinter nylon powder into, say, a dress that actually responds to the natural movements and physical curves of the wearer […]