Inspired by crinolines of the 15th century that were created to keep men and women apart, Multiply designed a preventative fashion accessory called the Petticoat Dress. The large skirt boasts an ultra-wide base that spans 6.5 feet from end to end, which has the potential to keep the wearer away from others in a playful way.
As Multiply describes, “The two meters distance request between people creates an awkward relationship situation. It breaks any potential social connection.” Rather than having people feel suspicious of others and see them as potential threats, users who sport the Petticoat Dress can maintain their personal bubble of space by wearing a barrier around their waist.
For navigating urban life, Multiply developed designs of the dress that could be adapted for different situations like traveling or swimming.
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