Doomsday Survival
by Minki Cheng

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In case the ancient Mayan prediction turns out to be true and the world does end tomorrow, Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Minki Cheng has created a collection of apocalypse apparel for surviving extreme conditions in style (+ slideshow).

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

"The collection was developed by looking into the abilities living things in nature possess to protect themselves," Cheng told Dezeen. "In comparison, humans are relatively vulnerable."

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

Cheng researched waterproof, heat-proof and radiation-proof fabrics used in wetsuits, body armour and sportswear to select the materials for the collection.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

Bold-coloured plastic fur and translucent scales cover some of the garments and are used as details on others.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

"The plastic fur symbolises the function of keeping warmth, as well as functioning as protection like an armadillo," said Cheng.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

The quilted jacket, coat and skirt filled with down are also designed for warmth in harsh climates.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

The down clothing is enveloped in a silk and cotton-mix fabric that has been digitally printed with a design inspired by living creatures.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

Pastel pink and bright yellow contrast with dark greens and greys to form a balance between natural and surreal colours.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

"The colours mostly come from chameleons and sea creatures, mixing with shapes of body armour and wetsuits," Cheng explained.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

Pink skull caps and tights highlight the vulnerability of the body under the clothes.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

The collection was first shown at the Central Saint Martins graduate show earlier this year.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

We've also featured Icelandic designer Sruli Recht's Spring Summer 2013 collection which includes translucent lambskin and stripy skunk fur - see it here.

Doomsday Survival by Minki Cheng

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  • grain fed ?

    Such vibrant colors, so much easier to aim at for post-apocalypse cannibalistic hungry red-necks.

  • Concerned Citizen

    He must be REALLY bored.

  • Rik

    The Mayans never predicted the end of the world to be tomorrow! Just a new cycle in their calander system. Just a fresh start. So don’t worry people :)

  • Gar

    Funny concept.

  • vincent

    The first picture made me just think about one thing:

    ♩ ♪ ♫ And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time ♫ ♪ ♩

    Sorry ;)

  • nofelix

    So we’re imagining a post-apocalyptic future where everything is destroyed except fashion institutions?

  • http://www.brgstudio.com nulla

    So the end of the world did not come finally… but they will manage to make these clothes useful for some other purposes anyway :)

  • Fizz

    Wouldn’t be seen dead in any of ‘em. Oh, wait a minute, I might be if apocryphal push really came to Armageddon shove.

  • blah

    Stylish AND clearly functional for when we are all grubbing round in the mud and eating rats.