Is your “Warning Signs” t-shirt indicating high levels of carbon monoxide around you? Perhaps, you’d like to don the “Eight” dress, a completely transparent piece of clothing designed to isolate you completely from the outside environment. This unusual dress contains an air purifier connected to an oxygen tank so you’re always breathing in clean air. Designed by an NYU student to raise awareness of the dangerous substances we’re pumping into the air, “Eight” is both an environmental statement and a contemporary piece of clothing that would make John Travolta (or Lady Gaga) drool.
Here’s a description of “Eight” from designer Hana Marie Newman:
8 challenges inverted quarantine and the response to perceived toxic environments by exposing it’s folly and highlighting the next trend in the green movement with an elegant dress.
8 exposes the wearer while closing her off. It glorifies the oxygen tank and is a constant reminder to the user that she is breathing clean air and to the audience that they are not. It is a catalyst for a larger conversation questioning how what we do individually influences the way we collectively solve problems and raises awareness.
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