Photobombing in Style

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of celebrities versus paparazzi, the brilliance of the Flashback line of clothing is sure to make an impression. Made from fabric that incorporates tiny glass particles, the clothing and accessories made from this futuristic material are the only items that show up well when photographed with a flash.

DJ Chris Holmes noticed that photos of people wearing reflective clothing were overwhelmed by the eerie glow, thus obscuring the subject’s face and other features. No stranger to the flash of paparazzi cameras, he decided to create his line of clothes tailored to people who often find themselves as a photog’s unwilling target.

The Flashback line includes a hoodie, scarf, hat, and dress suit and pants, with prices ranging from $50 to over $400. Currently being offered through Betabrand’s crowdfunding arm, Think Tank, the Flashback hoodie has been fully funded. With around two weeks left in the campaign, the Flashback suit might even see light of day—or paparazzi’s flash, as the case may be.

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 25 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular contributor to InDesign Magazine, tech edited How To Do Everything with Adobe InDesign CS4, and served as leader of the Denver InDesign User Group. After living as a nomad for almost a year, she recently put down roots in El Paso, Texas, where she hikes and bikes every chance she gets. Check out to see all of Erica's upcoming events, tips and tricks, and workbooks.

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