Last year, Surrey Nano Systems developed Vantablack, the world's darkest (carcinogenic and therefore unwearable) material made out of carbon nanotubes -- however, a German design duo is currently crowdfunding a campaign to create Viperblack, the blackest wearable material ever, out of cotton.

But how black is this black? Exactly 40% darker than what we currently have on the market.


Dazed recently spoke to Phoebe Heess and Gabriel Platt, the people behind the Viperblack, about their ambitious undertaking, which they said was actually somewhat inspired by the infamous "I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color" Wednesday Addams meme.

The other reason? "Yōhji Yamamoto - I really like him and what he's doing. He works mainly with black, just to bring the focus onto the cut. I find it so much more challenging to create something interesting in itself," Heess explained. "I think black is such a strong, elegant color."

[ h/t Dazed]

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