Chijoff+Co were very excited to be involved with Richard Nylon and Disney® in the  creation of the Minnie Mouse inspired headpiece. Melissa Juratowtich wore the headpiece at Emirates Stakes Day on the last day of the Flemington racing carnival.
Our studio was involved in taking Richard's concept and making it a reality. Working closely we developed the concept to showcase the unique possibilities of 3D printing technology. Through the use of 3D modelling software we were able to create the headpiece that contains a delicate structure made up of the words "I love you". Contained within the sphere is a single suspended heart, representing Minnie's love for Mickey. 
The images show some of the fun on race day as well as more of the background development work as well as the rapid prototyping process.

  • Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington Race course saw the unveiling of the Minnie Mouse headpiece as part of Disney's fashion range promotion. The "high tech" headpiece was the result of a collaboration between Disney, Richard Nylon, milliner extraordinaire, and Chijoff+Co. Model, and recent top model winner, Melissa Juratowitch wore the headpiece at the Lexus Marquee.

Richard Nylon's concept was to marry the old with the new and for this 3D Rapid prototyping was crucial. Chijoff+Co were brought on board to bring Richard's idea through to realisation. Often 3D printing is used in ways that can be achieved through conventional means. We wanted to showcase the impossible structures that could be achieved through 3D printing.  Working with the Nylon team we developed a number of iterations until finally we had the finished version. 

The final headpiece featured a delicate structure made up from the words "I love you" written throughout. A large heart shape was then suspended internally which represented Minnie's love for Mickey.

SLA (StereoLithography Apparatus) was used to produce the delicate form ready for finishing. Some careful painting translated to an amazing result that captured the original design intent. The Minnie Mouse headpiece showcases the marriage between the old and new.