Futuristic Fashions that Never Came to Fruition

Meta Fashions of 2007
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Here we see model Noura Shamoon in an experimental knitted dress, designed by Daniela Rosner and Kimiko Ryokai. It's made entirely from the very magnetic tape used to record the process of the dress's creation. How loveably meta!

The designers unveiled the dress at 2007's SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group for Computer GRAPHics) in San Diego, Calif. The annual exhibition showcases innovative and interactive works in fashion inspired by new technology by international designers.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.