Scarf/Hood/Backpack. 2010. Inspired by Monroe Park, VA.
Smart, multifunctional clothing is essential to the nomadic lifestyle. Protection against the elements is necessary not only for individuals but also for their possessions. Similarly, the ability to dress in layers in crucial. A bulky coat is useful only for the winter months whereas a light jacket, a couple of sweaters, and a few t-shirts can serve you for all seasons.
With these considerations in mind, I designed and prototyped a versatile accessory that retains its usefulness year-round. Unisex and one size fits all, the garment features a Gore-tex exterior and quick-drying nylon mesh lining. This simple tube of fabric containing two drawstring casings at either end is a scarf, waterproof hood, and water-resistant pack.
This garment fulfills a variety of functions while remaining democratic in its simple yet fashionable design. People from all walks of life can appreciate its versatility and style.
Scarf. Warm and wind-resistant, the garment can help keep you warm in the winter months.
Hood. The drawstrings can be tightened and secured around your face to ensure maximum warmth and protection from the elements.
Backpack. A few simple steps transform the garment into a water-resistant backpack. The drawstrings can also be used to strap the pack to your bike or other belongings. (To convert to backpack: Place items inside the tube, then tighten and secure the drawstrings at either end. Create the shoulder straps by clipping the drawstring loops into the center handle.)