Fashion From Another Planet

Leave it to the brainiac graduate students at the MIT Media Lab to come up with fashions that blend techno-geekiness with other-planet surrealism. Putting together an event called Seamless: Computational Couture, the wigged-out designistas took the meaning of the term wtf to an entirely new level. The curators described the event as a showcase for innovative and experimental works in computational apparel design, interactive clothing, and technology-based fashion. Pictured here are a few highlights. Here s Heartbeat Hoodie, which probably doesn t look as good on a woman without particularly large breasts, but it takes pictures as its wearer s heart rate increases, in what s called a form of involuntary blogging.

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Fashion From Another Planet

Dark Watch counts dark intervals of time. In this case, it s programmed to cycle every 261 seconds, the rate at which people are dying in Darfur, Sudan. But what time is it? Who cares? People are dying.

Fashion From Another Planet

And then there s Exhausted consisting of a pair of vests attached by a bellows-like connector that actually makes whining noises as the two wearers move away from each other. One piece of advice, kids: Don t wear this when it s time to go meet the parents.

Lots more examples here, including streaming video: Seamless