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The terrifying future of teenage fashion

Is this what the fashionable young teen of the future will be wearing?

Is this what the fashionable young teen of the future will be wearing?

Zim&Zou is a French studio based in Nancy, consisting of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them.

What you see here is the pair's contribution to an exhibition at the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, and in association with the University of Fashion. The design is based on the theme of what a teenager would wear in the future.

Intriguing - but do they have it in our size?

Intriguing - but do they have it in our size?

There are two ways to approach an idea like this: sane and practical, or totally wild and impractical.

We have to say that faced with Zim&Zou's amazing creations here, we much prefer the latter…

Words: Julia Sagar. This showcase was originally published in Computer Arts issue 206.

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