Fashionable “bomb”: a swimsuit printed on a 3D printer


3d swimsuit

The author of the futuristic fashion project Waves Gordon Nadir, a student at the University of Palermo, came up with an amazing outfit combining style and a sculptural solution.

Swimsuit, in appearance completely integral, consists of 14 parts. The sculpture was printed on a three-dimensional MakerBot Replicator 2 printer for almost 90 hours. After that, it was still necessary to assemble the printed parts into a single structure by means of a soldering iron.

But for the development of design it took only one day. The idea was born from Nadir from the image of waves, beating against the rocks, their constant movement. So the costume conveys simultaneously conflicting emotions – tranquility and ferocity. In addition to the waves, inspiration was the work of icons of design by Iris Van Herpen and Francis Bitonti.

According to the creator of the swimsuit, 3d technology allows you to receive volume and shapes that can not be realized using traditional fabrics and methods of tailoring. Despite the low functionality of the swimsuit design, the model that demonstrated the suit noted its convenience. Gordon himself plans to continue working with 3D printing technology and develop things that can become part of the everyday reality of people.

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