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Flashwear

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Flashwear, a leisure wear craze during the 2010’s, noted by use of two layers of slippery, elastic micro-fiber fabrics and thin, imbedded plastic slats to achieve visual effects during body movement. Also known as action wear, the fashion was introduced in 2011 to great excitement on the catwalks of Milan by inventor and designer Giovanni del Podere.

Said to be inspired by the term “nose pants”, he incorporated two-tone shirts and pants with slats in the back of the arms and front of the thighs. Bending the limb when walking, running or sitting down caused the stationary slat to pull the outer cloth back from the forearm or lower leg, “flashing” the inner attire. Straightening the limb had the opposite effect. The nearly effortless conversion of body mobility to clothes alteration was an integral aspect of that flamboyant decade.

FarmerJohn, May 12 2004

(??) diagram http://www.geocitie...nie/nosepants.html?
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004]

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       Ha! good for a romp and a swirly jig at the Romanian cross Malvanian Flash Dance competitions.[+]
skinflaps, May 12 2004
  

       Great artwork, FJ, as usual. Applications? Cirque d' Soliel maybe? fun run?
dentworth, May 12 2004
  

       Is that a slat in your forearm or lower leg or are you just happy to see me?
eyeguy, May 12 2004
  

       [dentworth] Sure, and unicycling, aquacising and movie premiers.
FarmerJohn, May 12 2004
  

       Epileptic seisures to follow.
Letsbuildafort, May 12 2004
  

       "Ow, my eye." +   

       Trés chic.
k_sra, May 12 2004
  

       Merci.
FarmerJohn, May 12 2004
  

       Is this how prudish future society will be? A glimpse of fabric-covered calf will be considered "flashing"? Damn you, Janet Jackson! Damn you!
AO, May 12 2004
  

       As long as men are men, nudity will never lose its place.
k_sra, May 12 2004
  

       Hmm, I imagined this a bit differently, probably due to not reading it properly. My thought was that you would have lots of slits in the outer layer, with sort of moving parts underneath. If you stretch your arm, the moving parts pull back and the colour changes.   

       Your version does have the useful advantage of being vaguely pracical.   

       I don't particularly want to wear either variety though.
RobertKidney, May 12 2004
  

       Neato. +
sartep, May 12 2004
  

       Sort of baked. In ye olde medieval times, there was a tyle of wearing bright underclothes, with drab overclothes that has slashes cut in them, revealing the bright colors underneath.
5th Earth, May 13 2004
  
      
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