I’ve been working a lot recently with fashion and wearables as interactive performance, and right now I’m drawing inspiration from some molded/cast clothing. Alexander McQueen and Jean-Paul Gaultier have done some great stuff with molding stiff fabrics and leather, as well as a few cast pieces. (List of designers who have done molded pieces is pretty long, considering almost every leather piece is molded somehow).
I wanted to post up some work by one of my favorite designers, Iris Van Herpen, from her Spring/Summer ’11 collection, which was themed around the crystallization of water. Most critics consider it her best work. The collection features a lot of cast transparent resins, designed to look like exploding water frozen in time, as well as 3d printed pieces and a variety of really great uses of leather.
I can put up images of her work all day, but I think this is enough to give you a good general idea. Also Google exists.
Her Website: www.irisvanherpen.com/