Fiber Optics and Shibori-dyed Silk
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.
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 combines the ancient art of shibori dyeing and modern electronics to portray the beauty and mystery of the night sky in wearable art.