starlight

Fiber Optics and Shibori-dyed Silk

 Starlight is a gossamer ankle-length dress made with fiber optics and shibori-dyed silk organza

Starlight is a gossamer ankle-length dress made with fiber optics and shibori-dyed silk organza

construction

Fiber optic filaments hand threaded into a lightweight netting shine through an outer layer of shibori hand-dyed silk organza.  A tiny controller and the high-intensity LEDs that light up the fiber optics are all hidden within the collar facing.  Starlight is powered by a single battery with multi-hour running time.

light and movement

A cascading wall of light shimmers on four separately programmed electronic channels.

 A nebula of light glows on Starlight's hem

A nebula of light glows on Starlight's hem

 Fiber optics are threaded through an underlying netting and shine through a silk organza sheath

Fiber optics are threaded through an underlying netting and shine through a silk organza sheath

awards and shows

2016: Best in Show for Creativity, Golden Scissors Fashion Show, San Diego, CA

2016: First Place, Fashion Technology, Golden Scissors Fashion Show, San Diego, CA 

2016: Fashion Technology Fashion Show, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA

2016: Fashion Technology Fashion Show, Mesa College, San Diego, CA

 Starlight powered down

Starlight powered down

design

Starlight combines the ancient art of shibori dyeing and modern electronics to portray the beauty and mystery of the night sky in wearable art.