This Feathered Jacket Flutters When You Face North
Garment's emdedded electronics imitate the biological compasses of birds
Designer Birce Ozkan‘s latest interactive garment features delicately layered feathers that ruffle when the wearer faces north. The Augmented Jacket uses technology that mimics the innate navigational systems of birds. Embedded electronics help determine the direction the wearer is facing. When the wearer walks northbound, the connected feathers lift and slowly flutter. Ozkan uses the same technology for a matching feathered skirt.
The pieces are created using layers of black rooster feathers. According to Ozkan: