The visionary fashion designers at LumiGram have done it again. Their new safety vests are a modern spin on the gear crossing guards wear as they protect street-crossing children on the way to school.
The battery-powered fabrics are made of super-thin optical fibres woven in with other synthetics. The fibres are connected to LEDs, which shoot light throughout their lengths, giving the vests an eerie glow.
It's easy to imagine other applications -- bikers out for a night-time ride, roadside joggers in need of a can't-miss-it beacon, or just regular folks wanting to look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Smart design saving lives. We LOVE it.
One question: Why is that mannequin shirtless? And so muscular? Yes, yes, safety first. But it's hard to believe that a topless Chippendale would be the best man to defend innocent children from harm. [LumiGram]