Festival fashion can say goodbye to flower crowns and fringed crop tops and say hello to protective face wear and hazmat suits.
Memes joked about post-apocalyptic fashion earlier in the pandemic, and countless end-of-the-world films already have showcased it for years. But it’s not the sexy leather straps and flowy dresses like from Mad Max: Fury Road or the Dome City and matching jumpsuits from Logan’s Run. Imagine a more colorful version of the suits they wore on the ship in 2018’s Cloverfield Paradox.
The company Production Club has designed the Micrashell, a suit specifically made for concert-goers. It features an N95 filter, LED lights, and a snap-in canister for drinks and vaping. It’s also shown in a festive blend of fuschia blue, hot pink, and neon yellow—trés chic!
Miguel Risueno, Head of Inventions for Production Club, told NBC Los Angeles that they decided to create the suit after seeing how many young people weren’t actually practicing social distancing.
“Micrashell is a solution for bringing people together safely,” Risueno said. “We need to make sure that people want to wear it and they feel good about wearing it—so, it’s a little bit more of a fashion piece rather than something that looks like a medical device.”
This suit is probably more expensive than the Gucci sandals you would’ve purchased for Coachella, but Production Club has a plan to make them more affordable. They intend for large festivals to purchase the suits where attendees can rent them out for a cheaper price and then be sanitized after each use.
Whether the Micrashell happens or not, the urge to see others and hang out together grows stronger by the day. That human desire could make these suits the wave of the future.