Stealth Wear anti-drone clothing by Adam Harvey

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

This range of anti-drone clothing was created by New York designer Adam Harvey to hide the wearer from heat detection technologies.

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, can be equipped with thermal imaging cameras and deployed by the military or police to locate individuals using heat signatures. The metallic fibres in Harvey's lightweight garments reflect heat, masking the wearer's thermal signature and rendering them undetectable.

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

Three pieces make up the collection including a zip up cape with a peaked hat, which almost completely cloaks the body, and a scarf that can be draped where needed. "Conceptually, these garments align themselves with the rationale behind the traditional hijab and burqa: to act as 'the veil which separates man or the world from God,' replacing God with drone," says Harvey.

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

The cropped hoodie is designed to cover the head and shoulders, areas that would be exposed to drones overhead. Pieces were designed in collaboration with New York fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield. All images are copyright Adam Harvery/ahprojects.com.

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

In his lastest opinion column, Sam Jacob discusses how US surveillance programme PRISM and the impact of digital culture are influencing design thinking.

Stealth Wear by Adam Harvey

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