Hangzhou based company Shining3D has launched a fashion design contest where people are asked to create catwalk pieces using 3D printing. It would seem news of this was first announced at TCT Asia. Designers work will be shown on the catwalk at the 2nd International 3D Printing Fashion Show at the 2015 Third World 3D Printing and Technology Industry Conference & Expo taking place 3-6 June in Chengdu, China.
Unfortunately, it seems this news has travelled rather slowly to the west, as there are only 15 days left to create something for the competition. That being said, it still might be worth looking into.
One of the judges for the competition is Shanghai-based company Xuberance, makers of this amazing 3D printed wedding dress:
The winner will be announced before the start of the Expo on May 25th and the design will be printed off at the 2015 Shining 3D Fashion Show as part of the Third World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference. There is an impressive prize pool worth more than $5,000 along with six Einscan-S desktop 3D scanners and 3D printers.