n. Clothing designed to prevent the wearer from being tracked, recognized, or photographed, particularly by surveillance systems.
Clothing and accessories designed to help individuals remain anonymous in public, known as Stealth Wear, are becoming increasingly popular.
The term "stealth wear" sounded cool, if a bit extreme, when I first heard it early this year. It’s a catchy description for clothing and accessories designed to protect the wearer from detection and surveillance. I was amused. It seemed like an updated version of a tinfoil hat, albeit a stylish one.
Building off previous work with CV Dazzle, camouflage from face detection, Stealth Wear continues to explore the aesthetics of privacy and the potential for fashion to challenge authoritarian surveillance.