Bodice

Design studio Nervous System is debuting a 3D printed nylon bodice in New York this week. The company’s blog notes that the top was composed of 1,320 unique hinged pieces, generated with its proprietary Kinematics software, and printed as a single part with snaps at the back to secure the garment. Its folding design allows the bodice to move, subsequently making it a functional clothing object. The Kinematics program has already been used in creating jewelry, making this bodice the first apparel item from Nervous System. To describe its design process, the studio’s website notes: ”Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art.”