Fashion Phreaking is a method of side-grade apparel systems, making clothing more valuable and sustainable. Fashion Phreaking integrates playful technologies, conductive textile networks and soft switching into denim garments - a technique we call ‘denim disruption’ – to reform denim as digital skins designed to give fabrics and jewelry extended body communication to the viewer and wearer.
The Spike Jacket acts as a personal space indicator, a human porcupine. The mega city is becoming ever more crowded and we seem to have an inability to indicate our intimate spatial limits. Spike acts as a personal barometer, a digital shield. The Spike Jacket has an integrated soft technology system analyzing when a personal invasion takes place responding by intensely flashing using a technology system of textile cabling, ambient lighting and silicone diffusers the jackets outputs fractious morse code and tells the viewer indirectly to back off out of your personal space.
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