Some designers are known for their ladylike designs, prim and feminine cuts decidedly girly collections. Alexander Wang is not one of them! Since his arrival on the fashion scene way back in 2007, the designer has lived on the cutting edge of design and innovation. After collaborating with top brands like Samsung and Dr. Dre, the young designer has gained a reputation for blending couture with tech to create awe-inspiring breakthroughs in the fashion world.
In his fall-winter 2014/15 collection, the designer lent a futuristic touch to his outerwear with the unique concept of heat sensitive, color changing fabrics. The coats in question appear to be a dull greenish-brown at first sight but upon their exposure to certain temperatures, they transform into confections of vivid yellow, blue, lime or purple. Wang calls his revolutionary creation the “thermo-reactive” coat.
The coat was available for pre-order at Moda Operandi at a jaw dropping $7,995 (with with a $3,998 deposit to boot!) and it seems that it is already sold out. But a for those hoping for a frugal taste of futuristic fashion a heat sensitive skirt suit will also be available starting at $2,550 (we said frugal, not cheap!). The collection itself was inspired by Wang’s idea of “extreme conditions and survival” and referenced concepts of urban utility and athletic design.
Forget shiny spacesuits, thermo reactive fabric is what we’d like to be wearing in 2020!