Iridescence

Iridescence explores of the relationship between intimacy and technology. The person outfitted can determine when to be seen or cloaked depending on lighting. These nanoparticle-coated outfits  change colour when light and matter is manipulated in the spaces between those particles.  Intimacy becomes  possible at the discretion of the  initiator.   These photographs were taken by…

Illuminating Paper Dresses

Paper is fragile and ethereal. However, when folded, it can retain an ordered passive form. Paper, being an important part of the creative process, is brought to life by light. These photographs were taken by US-based fashion and editorial photographer, Chris Loomis. 

White Clarity

This white kinetic dress is inspired by the motion of an airplane propeller.  The upper left shoulder is embedded with a mechanical motor that creates movement  triggered by a motion sensor.  This cool white undulating gown fans the wearer reminding her of the possibilities of flight and the coolness of the wind.   These photographs…

Paper Interiors

  Paper Interiors is a project I have done with the School of Dance at the Arizona state University, back in 2002. For this project, paper fibers were magnified and projected onto the stage, using five LCD projectors, and the audience was given 3-D glasses. Consequently, the dancers appeared to be moving through the paper fibers. There…

Illuminating Fashions

The new dynamic smart skins offered by sensing and reactive light technologies enable the creation of clothing that mimics nature in signalling, warning or attracting others. Here two male outfits with embedded sound and motion sensors emits in response.

Renaissance

Renaissance is a collection of 12 dresses is inspired by the Renaissance Art, which  was dedicated to the expression of nature, humanity and classical ideals. The dresses were created using digital prints on 100% silk and leather.                     These photographs were taken by US-based fashion and…

Trancendent

Transcendent is an interactive dress that communicates with its wearer by translating the body’s movement into a corresponding light pattern. To achieve this effect, the seamless top made from molded Sahara white leather and a 100% silk organza skirt are esthetically embedded with functional technology, becoming a dress with its own way of expression. A collar…

Walks of Life

Walks of Life is a collaboration with choreographer, Shouze Ma and artist, Saskia Jordá.Jordá describes the installation as “a large nest made of 100 pairs of sewn and stretched white pantyhose, from which the dancers emerged in the opening scene. The nest is both a reference to the home, and place of intimacy. The pantyhose suggests the body…

Motion E

Motion E Motion-e (2005) was a two-part dance concert organized at Arizona State University by the Department of Dance and the Arts, Media, and Engineering Program, in collaboration with internationally renowned choreographers Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown. The concert premiered at Arizona State University and was performed in New York City shortly thereafter. For…

Telematic Dress

The Telematic Dress project began in Nottingham-Trent University’s Design and Performance Lab as an exploration into the idea of sharing wearable textiles across distances. The concept of the Telematic Dress is garment that materializes or moves across spaces during a live performance, thereby addressing metaphorical ‘connective tissues’ between the performers and the garments, as well…