Amid the wonders of the animal world, the chromatophores that cover the skin of the humble squid have to rank among the most amazing. Evolving these tiny organs over the span of 500 million years, the squid can expand and contract them to change its overall color and texture in order to hide within its environment and communicate with other animals.
Only a company like Vollebak would attempt to recreate this natural marvel in a piece of outerwear. Drawing upon its long history of integrating technology into fashion, Vollebak has created a waterproof and windproof jacket that mimics the adaptive camouflage of the squid.
The Vollebak Black Squid Jacket accomplished this feat with a combination of lasers, resin, and more than 2 billion “disruptively-structured microscopic glass spheres.” If all of this sounds a bit too technical, just know that in bright sunlight, this jacket dazzles with every color in the spectrum. And at night, it will lend you a distinctly bionic look.