Chicago-based designer Anke Loh is known for her early experimentations in wearable technology. Earlier projects such as “Dressing Light” (2006) used Philips Lumalive fabrics to craft garments with wearable displays.
In her spring/summer 2010 collection, Anke reflects on her past experimentations with fiber-optic embellished fashions and video dresses and borrows from her past work (literally) to create her new collection. Stills from previous work are translated into digital silk-screened prints to create loose-fitting graphic dresses.
Dresssing Light (2006)
WIth a return to a lesser haute tech collection, Anke didn’t fully abandon her exploration of novel materials. Some pieces used thermochromatic inks that transformed the prints as well as laser-cut embellishments.
Anke’s collection may be personal — reflection on her previous work — yet each single piece is approachable and wearable while lovingly infused with a designer’s own past.
Via Chicago Reader