Nadir Gordon, a fashion design student at Argentina’s Universidad de Palermo, recently used a 3D printer to create a swimsuit. It is a sculptural piece inspired by the motion of ocean waves. It is not the first time we have encountered wearable art forms but as of late, we are curious to see how technology can change our approach to fashion. As stated in an interview with Michelle Star for CNET, the swimsuit is made out of 14 individual parts that were soldered together. Easier said than done as it broke apart and required additional adjustments. In fact, it was stated that although the swimsuit was able to be worn, it was “not entirely functional.” But function has not always been deemed necessary where fashion is concerned (think hoop skirts, bustles, corsets, etc.) This ground-breaking swimsuit warrants media attention even though I doubt that anyone would feel comfortable wearing it. This is not to say this is a failure. Far from it. We are just at the beginning of a new evolution. David Wolfe, Creative Director for The Doneger Group, has previously forecasted 3D printing as the new tool for revolutionary accessories. As for Nadir Gordon, the process has been a wonderful learning curve and is looking forward to making a new version of her swimsuit.