Digital fashion house The Fabricant and designer Toni Maticevski have created the Animator Overcoat, a piece of unisex virtual haute couture that is decorated with claw-like spikes, and takes cues from 1999 science-fiction film The Matrix.
The garment was available for visitors to virtually try on at Australian Fashion Week, where they were digitally dressed by the team from DressX.
Visitors to the show were photographed in the Animator Overcoat by a fashion photographer and then received a digital asset of themselves wearing the virtual clothing.
Dark and spiky in appearance, the Animator Overcoat's design was informed by sea urchins, but was also designed to carry a message about the perceived hostility of digital spaces.