I love it when technology meets fashion, and I’ve written about it so many times. Usually it’s a wild and crazy design that nobody would actually wear in real life. This time, however, it’s something that many of us would have a lot of fun with for sure!
This is the world’s first bikini printed on a 3D printer. All of the pieces, including the snaps, are made directly from the printer. There is no sewing required at all. I know, it seems unbelievable, doesn’t it? The bikini is called the N12 (Ok, couldn’t they have thought of a more creative name?) which is named after Nylon 12, the waterproof material on which the bikini is printed.
Unlike going into a store and trying on different sizes, when you print clothes, you can create it to fit exactly how you want it. The algorithm used to do this is fascinating, and it can be used to create other pieces of clothing as well. The designer of this little badboy is Continuum Fashion, which is a company made up of two brilliantly geeky women, Mary Haung and Jenna Fizel. If you decide to print your own bikini, it will cost you $200 or more. You can read all the geeky details about how this fascinating process works at Shapeways.
Via: [Wonder How To]