The Life Dress

I’m having a rather nice time at DesignMai in Berlin. Not as tralala and glamour as the Salone del Mobile in Milan, but much more fresh, fun and creative.


I spent a lovely time talking with Ann de Gersem about her Life dress designed to give its wearer the possibility to instantly create a personal space, in which she/he can seclude her/himself from the chaotic surroundings. To create her own sanctuary, the wearer of the dress pulls up and zips the skirt at any given moment to close it around her. An air cartridge inflates the skirt to form a perfect bubble around the woman.


Similar garments inspired by the need to gain more space: the Space dress by Teresa Almeida, Wearable Warnings by Phil Worthington.