In science fiction, future fashion is often portrayed as audacious, radical and often just a bit silly. But what are we really going to be wearing in the future?
To answer that, we decided to look at the concepts being developed by current design students and emerging designers, as they’re likely to be the ones who are influencing the way we dress in the future.
After pouring through online portfolios of designers from around the world, here we present some of our favourite future fashion and wearable concepts.
This jacket by Icelandic designer Sruli Recht is perfect for when you want to look like you were made with a low polygon count.
While it might look like a digital creation, the reality is far cooler. The jacket is made up of pieces of walnut wood, which are fixed to a wool base to creating the astoundingly digital final effect.
Exo Prosthetic Leg
Designed by William Root, an industrial design major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, USA, this prosthetic leg concept both looks amazing and is comfortable to wear.
Intended to be 3D printed in titanium, the prosthetic is created as a virtual model using a 3D scan of the owner’s residual limb, ensuring a perfect fit.
Urbanized Cycling Shoe
Developed by Chicago-based designer Jillian Tackaberry, these futuristic shoes are intended to be fully waterproof and suitable for cycling, while being cool enough to wear anytime.
The shoes are a combination of ripstop nylon, tweet, patent leather and a reflector material that helps cars see cyclists on the road, and there is even an indicator light built into the heel.
Combining fashion and transport in one nifty unit, the belt scooter by Hungarian design student Ádám Török is a pretty awesome solution to city travel.
When not in use, it functions as sits round the waist out of the way, but can be quickly folded out and made taught for a speedy journey home.
Active Information Respirator
A product developed for city dwellers living in areas with high pollution, particularly China, this respirator is the creation of Alex Morrison, a design student from Loughborough University, UK.
The mask is designed to be more stylish and comfortable than current respirators, and is also paired with an app that informs the wearer of the current local air quality and lets them know when the respirator’s filter needs replacing.
This compact, city-friendly bag is the invention of Lithuanian designer Laura Marija Balčiūnaitė, and is made of an unusual combination of birth plywood and fake leather.
With straps the hold a longboard on the back, the slimline bag can be folded open like a book to reveal spaces for a phone, wallet and notepad or laptop.