This week Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection, fashions that use technology to create magical clothing, at Eyebeam. The collection consisted of fashions that illuminate, change colors and transform shapes. My personal favorite was the deployable hoodie whose hood expands and collapses as a result of its origami structure. The Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection can be found online at FairytaleFashion.org. Images of the collections below:
Cream silk chiffon, draped over plastic inflatables and white silk flowers.
LED circuits are hand embroidered with silverized thread and a custom sewable circuit board Twinkle Pad, developed specially for the Fairytale Fashion Collection.
EL WIre Dress
Aqua silk chiffon organically draped dress edge with electroluminescent wire controlled by an accelerometer. Circuit boards are housed in 3-D printed neck piece.
Twinkle Dress & Twinkle Cardigan
LED circuits are hand embroidered with silverized thread and a custom sewable circuit board Twinkle Pad, developed specially for the Fairytale Fashion Collection. Twinkle Dress’s removable grey silk chiffon twinkle pad circuit overlays washable black cotton American Apparel dreww. Twinkle Cardigan’s removable black wool melton shoulder patches overlay a cotton sweater.
Red wood silk hoodie with Miura Ori structure pleat pattern to help the hood collapse small and open big.
Puff Sleeve Jacket
Lavender cotton canvas jacket with deployable structure pleated sleeves.
Peach silk organza edged with electroluminescent wire. Circuit boards are housed in 3-D printed Cameo.