Inspiration Runs Deep

The next generation of underwater armor is now on view


While the Fall 2014 runways have been filled with space-cases—both Rodarte and Preen delivered very literal Star Wars-inspired collections, while Antonio Berardi alluded to interplanetary parties with his galactic textiles—spring is all about deep sea exploration. At least at the American Museum of Natural History. Today, the first exosuit—a hard metal ensemble that measures six-foot-five-inches tall, weighs more than 530 pounds, and allows divers to travel 1,000 feet down below the surface—is on temporary exhibit. We’re holding our breath for this subacquous suit to prompt the hottest Spring 2015 trends.

The Exosuit is on display at the American Museum of Natural History from February 27th to March 5th in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life,

Photos: Inspiration Runs Deep

The exosuit. Photo courtesy Nuytco Research Ltd.

Michael Lombardi testing the Exosuit under water. Photo ©Jim Clark.

Test fitting of the exosuit. Photo ©Michael Lombardi.

On display. Photo ©AMNH/R. Mickens.