The Craziest Looks From The 3-D Printed Fashion Catwalk

Fashion met science and it was pretty darn cool.

If this is the future of fashion, it’s pretty wild: models wore 3-D printed garments on Wednesday night at the 2014 3D Printshow in New York City. The event featured an entire gallery of art crafted by 3-D printer tech, along with a catwalk showcasing designers’ 3-D printer creations. The show included everything from a skimpy bikini to enormous headdresses–all in the name of fashion and science. Check out some of the most memorable looks from the night.

Purple Knights

This group opened the fashion show with a performance featuring dancing, somersaults, and cartwheels.

Red Mask By Dorry Hsu

The masks from Hsu are inspired by her fear of bugs.

Necklace And Yellow Dummy By Dorry Hsu

Another piece from Hsu using the bug-spiration.

Tetra Kinematics 120N By Nervous System

Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg together are the design team Nervous System. They use computer simulations to generate designs.

Lotus Top By ThreeForm

A form-fitting accessory that holds onto the the neck and shoulders along while framing the clavicles.

Headdress By Lionel Dean

This piece surprised audiences when it was the first garment to glow on the catwalk Wednesday night.

Hatch Eyeglasses By Michiel Cornelissen

Nylon frames were printed around the lenses to create these specs.

Fat Colour Diamond Necklace By Jointed Jewels

These candy-colored acrylic necklaces popped on the runway.

@mpersand Hat By Heidi Lee

If only it was an actual “@” sign. Then it’d be like wearing a Twitter mention on your head all the time.

Australoplana Sanguinea By Rob Elford

Octo-tastic.

Lena By Frances Guevara

Yes, that is a 3-D printed bikini.

Mojito Shoes By Julian Hakes

Models also showed off footwear produced by 3-D printers.

Split Heels By Bryan Oknyansky

These heels were very Wizard of Oz.

Neck Piece By Hannah Soukup

This outfit could totally be a character’s costume in The Little Mermaid musical.

Gilded Horn Mask By Catherine Wales

This mask is like something out of Greek mythology.

DNA Corset And Frame By Catherine Wales

These were the only garments worn by both male and female models.

Neurotiq By Sensoree

This designer’s pieces “seek to animate and heighten the body IQ.”

In Bloom Dress By XYZ Workshop & Ultimaker

This dress was the only garment with a train that was featured in the show.

Néobaroque Dress By Pia Hinze

The designer’s work references baroque architecture with shapes, contours, and textures that are hard to construct with fabrics.

Quixotic Divinity Headdress By Joshua Harker

The headdress was the finale piece, and with good reason. Everyone’s jaws dropped and cameras were raised once the model stepped onto the runway.

Quixotic Divinity Headdress By Joshua Harker