Fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht and software developer Daniel Schatzmayr recently debuted something quite unusual indeed: a robotic spider dress, where the limbs writhe immediately at any detection of movement. While it certainly falls under the category of high fashion (as any outfit requiring a microchip should), it’s also, well, kind of terrifying. And while some designers like Alexander Wang opt for a clean-cut, prettier version of the future, looking at the post-apocalyptic/radioactive/anthropomorphic vision can be a lot more fun. Here are some of the spookiest futuristic looks we found on the web.
A collaboration between Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, these shoes resemble a ballerina’s broken legs, making Black Swan seem like Sesame Street in comparison. In an interview with Yahoo! Shine, van der Vyver stated that she thinks “humans are playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection.” Uh, some nightmarish innovations in footwear, that’s for sure.