While we don't care much for the computerized elements invading our superhero movies, when it comes to the runway we don't mind it so much. In contrast to obviously fake CGI backgrounds and characters, digital printing on textiles can have an intense, beautiful effect that couldn't be achieved otherwise.
With such designers as Alexander McQueen, Ralph Rucci, and Miuccia Prada embracing digitally enhanced fabrics over the past couple decades, the trend has morphed into a fashionable mainstay. To scope out elegant examples of intricately detailed items that employ digital printing, get yourself to Phoenix Art Museum's latest fashion exhibition, "Digital Print Fashion."
Follow the event on Twitter and Instagram using #digitalprintfashion.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; First Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m. Starts: March 2. Continues through July 14, 2013