Stealth Wear: Defeating Drone Surveillance by Attire

With continuing controversies about drones, the appearance of apparel that would combat the surveillance capabilities – – – if not the lethal ones – – – of drones is perhaps an obvious development.

Adam Harvey’s stealth wear continues to “explore the aesthetics of privacy and the potential for fashion to challenge authoritarian surveillance.”


For example, the stealth wear hoodie (pictured above ) is made of “metallized fabric that protects against thermal imaging surveillance, a technology used widely by UAVs/drones” and is available for purchase.   Other stealth wear garments are inspired by the burqa and hijab.

An article in Scientific American declares that the “the science behind the fashion is quite sound” and goes on to explain the process of metalizing fabric.