A lot of eyebrows were raised in Helsinki this week when some unconventional undergarments went on sale in a local market—the images aren't the most work-safe, so we've kept most of them after the jump. An example of the hairy chest tank top can be seen below.
"Hairy Underwear" is the latest work of Finnish art duo "Tärähtäneet Ämmät" —a name that translates to something between "loony ladies" and "nutty tarts," according to the artists Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri.
Needless to say, the pants didn't seem to be flying off the shelves, but the work certainly calls into question our obsession with airbrushed beauty and our society's endemic sexual objectification.
Check out the underwear and the full pants, vest top,hairy tights ensemble—complete with "Bad Face Day" hat—after the jump. Remember, not exactly SFW.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.