The Yesmen made the survivaball.
Ralph Borland made Suited for Subversion.
Ann de Gersem made the Life dress.
Yael Mer made the Canoe dress.
Inflatable swimming trunks.
And other inventions in the same spirit by real people are documented on Modern Mechanics and FFFFOUND.
A self-defense jacket for women.
Ski masks from McCall's Vintage knits.
McCall's Needlework & Crafts Magazine from 1965.
Digital Peacock Tales, designed by Magnus Torstensson of Unsworn
By XS-lab, Despina and Papadopoulos or Hussein Chalayan.