Setae Jacket
Setae Jacket
Setae Jacket
Setae Jacket
Setae Jacket

Setae Jacket

Regular price $11,400.00
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Couture Garment 
Limited edition
US Size 2 | EU 34/36

The Setae jacket by is inspired by microscopic butterfly wing patterns. Butterfly wings are made up of membranes which are covered by thousands of colorful scales and hairs, plate-like setae. Photographs of the Madagascan Sunset Butterfly wing setae are digitized into an algorithm which translates the color pixels into 3D bristle patterns which correspond to the form of the garment design. The digital designs are 3D printed in an innovative way, without any support material and directly on denim fabric. The relation between the colourful rigid setae and the flexible fabric create enigmatic visual effects when the garment is in motion. 

This jacket is part of the Chro-morpho collection by Stratasys, which is part of the traveling exhibition 'Design for Different Futures' curated by Michelle Millar Fisher; and has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center.

Note that couture pieces are collectable pieces, yet can still be worn on occasion. We will contact you upon purchase of a couture piece to organize shipping and other logistics.

Custom Sizes available upon request.
Bust: 32.5" / 80-85cm
Waist: 23.5" / 60-63cm
Hip: 34" / 85-90cm






Design Direction and Execution by Julia Koerner
Design Team: Julia Koerner, Kais Al-Rawi, Chenming Jiang, William Qian and Eunice Han

Manufactured by Stratasys through multi-color 3D-printing with Polyjet material technology on Denim. Stratasys Creative Director: Naomi Kaempfer 

Copyright JK3D 2021. JK3D is a registered trademark.

Photography: Ger Ger Video Director & Producer: Maximilian Haidbauer Cinematography: Blair Madigan Video Music: Viramaina ‘Lights’ Model: Amelia Grace Zerbe Model Agency: Freedom Models LA Makeup: Sara Tagaloa Hair: Tiago Goya