Clothing made from fabric is so 2000 and late. The new hot look come from Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht who used a 3D printer to make a "spider" dress that springs into action to protect its wearer. For real.
The ripply, skeletal bodice is 3D printed (or rather, laser sintered) and laden with motion and respiratory sensors that link back to the main processor. Approach it too quickly or too aggressively and those arms spring into a defense position. But, as Wipprecht told Motherboard, a more discreet saunter up to the wearer might be met with "smooth, suggestive gestures".
The future is now. And it's made of robotic spiders.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.