Stealth Wear's Drone-Blocking Clothes Will Stop The Pesky Government From Spying On Your OOTD Pictures
Fashion and technology are starting to become synonymous, and if you need any further proof, a new anti-drone fashion line has been released for consumers who aren't enamored with the idea of the government monitoring their communications. The aptly named Stealth Wear line was designed by Adam Harvey, who believes consumers have a right to protect their dialogue from the prying, virtual eyes of drones.
President Obama's reasoning behind the employment of drones has remained somewhat murky, and only recently was the public guaranteed a more thorough portrait of governmental drone usage. Drones have been employed for widespread functions from pinpointing terrorist activity to strikes, which result in a perceived enemy of the United States being dispatched remotely. Civilian drone uses are far less threatening; Amazon hopes to deliver its goods basically instantly by way of drone in the future, and filmmakers have used the technology to add panoramic vistas to their work. The use of drones has long been a point of contention between citizens of the United States and the government, with detractors citing safety, civilian deaths, and the right to privacy as just several of the immediate concerns.
However, if your primary privacy concern is the idea of someone reading a particularly raunchy text message or getting an eyeful of the inebriated picture you snapped while at brunch last Saturday, Stealth Wear may be your new best friend. When asked by Wired about his motivation for creating the line, Harvey cited his concern for future generations and their diminishing afforded privacy in the face of increasing drone usage in the United States:
I aestheticize something that I’m passionate about. Privacy and surveillance are defining who we, how we dress, and how we act with each other. I’m very interested in seeing how this will play out in terms of how we treat other’s data and how we balance security with privacy. As the security industry grows, we’re forced to define and redefine what privacy means. Also, each new generation will have a different idea of what privacy means.
In protest of the forthcoming abundance of drones, Harvey created garb from hoods and burkas to scarves with artistic input by Johanna Bloomfield to repel drone thermal imaging using a specially formulated metallic weave. If you're not impressed by the sci fi fashions of Blade Runner or Fifth Element, you may not fall for the ultra-modern look of Stealth Wear. However, for those in the market for a bit of seclusion at a steep price, a metallic silver cape may be the next big fashion trend. This cropped hoodie thing paired with high waisted cutoffs — can you say festival fashion?!