For preppers who think they have it all, check out this sweet jacket designed by Marie-Elsa Batteux Flahault. For a single item of survival clothing, it's got pretty much everything you'll need for when shit hits the fan. Just don't expect it to be effective.
This jacket is part of Batteux Flahault's graduate project, "WE ARE ON THE EDGE!" — an idea inspired by the prepper movement. You know, those people who'll be laughing at the rest of us after a massive EMP wipes out all of our electronics or during the wake of an economic collapse.
Features of the jacket include visual and respiratory protection, water and food supplies, defense tools (namely a knife-like object that can protrude from the outer sleeve), signalling devices (one that Wile E. Coyote would be proud of), extreme temperature resistance, and first aid supplies. It can even serve as a floatation device (though I doubt those little air pockets will do much).
Batteux Flahault may be poking a bit of fun at the preppers, here. And indeed, she says that the project is a projection of a dystopian world in which prepping has become so trendy that it gets integrated in the design DNA of everyday life products.
Credits: Design / Artistic Direction: Marie-Elsa Batteux Flahault | Photography: Amélie-Antoinette Tegtmeyer | Model: Peter Hsieh.
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