Indian designer Harikrishnan created a line of inflatable, latex bottoms for his graduate collection at the London College of Fashion. The wide inflatable trousers consist of up to 30 individual latex panels, which are either plain white or arranged in contrasting color blocks of brick red and forest or mint green.
He told, he came up with the idea by wondering what he looked like from his dog’s perspective down on the floor. “I got the idea when I was playing with my dog and I started thinking about how exaggerated objects must look from such a low angle.” explained the designer.
Although they fit snugly at the waist, they balloon out to double the width of the wearer around the thighs, before finally tapering in again towards the ankles. This look is achieved by pumping the trousers with air via a seven millimeter-wide inflation valve at the bottom.
“The thought of him seeing me as a giant figure or not seeing my head at all was intriguing, so I decided to reimagine the people around me through the game of distortion – detached from the stereotypical, pre-determined notions of the human perspective.”
Here’s some of the images of his unique design!