3D-printed swimsuit dives into fashion world

A fashion student from Argentina has designed a one-of-a-kind 3D printed swimsuit.

Nadir Gordon, who is studying Fashion and Textile Design at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, created the futuristic garment with the help of Jonathan Guerra, a 3-D generalist based in Panama City.

The design, titled Waves, was broken down into 14 smaller parts, and then printed on Guerra’s MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer. The parts were fused together using a soldering iron.

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The one-piece swimsuit is inspired by waves, their constant motion and how they crash against coastlines.

Gordon was also influenced by designers Iris Van Herpen and Francis Bitonti, with their sculpture-like pieces, to experiment with technology that “provides tools to create volumes and shapes,” she told 3DPrint.com.

As for how the swimsuit functions when worn, it is still a work in process, according to Gordon.

“It’s easy to move in it, but it’s not functional to be worn daily,” she said.

“It’s intended to be an experiment that defies the paradigm that dictates the way a garment should be built.

“Based on [the] said experiment, we envision continuing to developing more garments that [are able to be] used on a daily bases, pieces that are functional and allow movement to the wearer."



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