Special effects typically are a feature of the runaway show — not the dresses themselves. The Galaxy Dress, on the other hand, is one spectacular special effect — the most dramatic evolution in 21st-century fashion.
24000 full color LEDs, measuring a mere 2 by 2 mm in size, were used to create this mesmerizing dress. The circuitry itself is hand embroidered on a layer of silk in a fashion that permits it to stretch, allowing the LED… Continue
Added by Syuzi on October 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Thinking of making a costume for your pet? Alison Lewis, from I Hear Switch, has a wonderful tutorial — a Dandelion costume for your pooch — that may help get you started. (Adorable right?) The tutorial is wonderfully documented and illustrated. Thanks Alison!
She presented the costume project on the… Continue
LEDs have taken center stage in the niche genre of safety fashion but with the arrival of Lost Value's reflective knitwear, Lflect, I imagine we will see more crafter's knitting sweaters and accessories with reflective yarns.
The appeal of reflective knitwear for urban cyclists lies in its comfort, warmth and flexibility.… Continue
Following on from the UV Glove I have been working on a new project with Yann Seznec (aka The Amazing Rolo) to create a screen which generates sound in real time based on what is projected onto it. Here is a video showing the results in action using Walter Ruttmann'sOpus I and II to test the results.…
Needless to say, fashion and politics, especially the silk-screened T (think Shepard Fairey) , are tightly interwoven. Although I am one to shy away from wearing my politics on my sleeve, I can certainly appreciate the medium delivering the message.
This is why the Polar Ice Cap shirt from WebelowWear is pretty darn cool in delivering the message concerning the consequences of… Continue
Added by Syuzi on October 15, 2009 at 2:01pm —
These LED eyelashes are quite bizarre — I may just have to stay up one night making myself a pair. Designed by artist Soomi Park, the LED eyelashes were introduced as a "product that speaks to many Asian women’s desire for bigger eyes."
I'm not sure if the original intention of the project is some sort of artistic social commentary or an attempt at creating a… Continue
For the next few weeks I'll dedicate some time to finding electronic costume projects to inspire you to make something playful and interactive this year. I myself will be helping a friend make a cool costume which I will post later.
I discovered the spinning feather hat on Flicker user's marrije feed. There is something so "sprightly" about… Continue
Using technology to connect people over a distance is a common theme addressed with wearable technology. Jai Yi Lin has adopted this theme in her project "Measure: How much I miss you!" which consists of two networked wearable accessories.
What is refreshing in Lin's interpretation as seen in her user scenario video below, is that her accessories act as a conduit to… Continue
Added by Syuzi on October 6, 2009 at 10:40am —
Wearable technology was the topic du jour on the The Gadget Show, a British television series focusing on technology. On the episode, the hosts, Jason and Suzi were challenged to create a wearable technology prototype and have it judged by… Continue
Added by Syuzi on October 5, 2009 at 12:34pm —
In her MA project Filter the Filth, Chloe Albert imbues wallpaper with the extraordinary sensitivity of detecting Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) — major part of air pollution— in the air. As contaminant levels rise, the wallpaper animates circular… Continue