In 1850, we held a Great Exhibition. Historians go on that it was a big deal. Far from it. Nothing showed the rest of the world how badly we misunderstood design than a greenhouse in Hyde Park full of shit. Social designers laughed at our purposely made decoration and from that point on the adage of 'form follows function' became a core aspect of good design lectures.
It would appear 150ish years later, we break the rules at last!
Saw this jacket in a shop this week. Reflective Camouflage. I’m trying to work out what part gets compromised.
Is it the reflective part and in wearing the jacket on a dark night along a stretch of highway, you’re feeling safe in the knowledge that the surface reflects the headlights of an oncoming truck OR is it the camouflage which, had it not been for it’s easy-to-spot qualities, this jacket would be standard issue for all Navy Seals...
Black ring necked, ipad holding, latte drinking south banker designer types take note: a good idea, it appears, need not obey the rule form to follow funtion. This jacket is just over £700.00. If you want one, follow the link: http://www.tessuti.co.uk/brands/q-z/stone-island/stone-island-reflective-camouflage-jacket-blue?gclid=CNXPqqGEn7MCFcrItAodKHkARw
have a good weekend - it gets dark soon.