Futuristic Fashions that Never Came to Fruition

Fashion Fresh Air
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You'd think we'd actually see more ventilation masks in our fashions given our environmental concerns. Here we see a design from 2015's China Graduate Fashion Week in Beijing. If we all have to breathe artificial air through a mask, we might as well look good doing it.

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.