Wearable tech? So hot right now. Whether you’re talking about headgear like Google Glass, smartwatches, or any variety of fitness tracker, manufacturers are eager to embrace this rapidly expanding field, where our interactions with technology become more intimate, more pervasive, and hopefully end up enriching our lives. This year’s expected advancements may be focused on Apple’s iWatch or a second-gen Galaxy Gear from Samsung, but today we get to look at something wholly different, checking out a smart… skirt?
OK, we admit that we may have led you a little astray there, as this isn’t even what we’d call “connected clothing,” something on the level of those stride-correcting smart socks. Instead, this is the work of the designers at Fyodor Golan and Kin, who fashioned a one-of-a-kind skirt out of thirty-five Lumia 1520 phablets.
Custom software on the phones lets them change their display output in a synchronized fashion, generating shimmering waves of color intended to mimic the look of actual fabric. All the individual handsets are carefully aligned at a precise angle to create the overlapping effect, all supported by an internal frame (below).
This 1520 skirt is certainly not hitting the racks of boutiques anytime soon, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most eye-catching ways we’ve seen to declare your love for smartphones.