The 1930s were a time of innocence and bright-eyed optimism towards the future. The 2000s were still a long way off, and designers of the time had very interesting ideas about what we would be wearing in our advanced technological society. Were they right? Well, we’ll see.
Here’s the video:
They proposed that we would be wearing…
- Modular clothing that can be switched around depending on the time of day, much like a transformer morphs itself. This is a bit like the tear away pants of the 1990s that could turn into shorts, or be removed entirely.
- Transparent nets… fair enough. What man wouldn’t want to wear a transparent net?
- “Skirts will disappear entirely!” – This prediction is definitely coming true; skirts seem to be getting shorter and shorter every year. I can only hope they disappear entirely.
- Women will wear “a headlight to find an honest man”. Does this illuminate the honest men, or does it make it easier for honest men to find women with headlights?
- No more shaving or wearing ties for men. I’m down with both. I’ve hoped to grow out a 70s porn-star mustache for a long time now, and I don’t wear ties anyway.