Neuromicrographs and Light - Science Meets Couture Fashion
awards and shows
2017: Textiles and Technology Award, Surface Design Association 2017 Annual International Exhibition In Print
2017: Salk Design and Discovery Fashion Show, La Jolla, CA
First Place - Most Innovative
Second Place - Best Translation
First Place - Most Innovative (online voting)
2017: Visions Art Museum, Luminous Fashion Show, San Diego, CA
Light and movement
Light Dance responds to the wearer's movements with internal lights that brighten and quicken when she walks and dim when she is still.
Light Dance is a two-piece gown with over 60 embedded LEDs. The controller and batteries are housed in an external 3-D printed case that connects to the bodice and skirt to control the movement of lights within the garment.
Light Dance was designed in collaboration with a neuroscientist. Using neuromicrographic imagery in the bodice (seen in the detail above), the gown simulates the structure and function of the cerebellum in coordinating perfectly controlled movement. Pearl beading and silver embroidery adorn the bodice.