Choosing the chameleon as their main source of inspiration, the Norwegian team have created an “Interacket”. It provides a gateway for the wearer of the jacket to interact with their surroundings. They do this by using an embedded layer of LEDs wired to Arduinos (computer micro controllers which can be programmed.) Thanks to the Arduinos, the jacket appears to temporarily absorb the colour of whatever object the wearer places their hands on. The wearer can also place their hands on two separate colours to really get the party started.
Despite the random materials used for the design of the jacket (painter overalls, emergency foil blankets, black gloves) it somehow manages to remain on-point with current streetwear aesthetics. So is the streetwear community ready for a technicoloured dream coat?