Evening Ware

As a frequent attendee of computational couture/fashionable technology/wearable computing events, I’ve grown suspicious that computers could become a seamless extension of Fashion. Until Thursday, when I was lucky enough to attend Diana Eng‘s runway show at Eyebeam Atelier. Her line explores many (by now) traditional techniques – electroluminescent wires, inflatables, computer-generated patterns, the ubiquitous LEDs – in uniquely elegant ways. In the crappy video I shot (above) you’ll see a stunning series of designs where the technical aspect is totally integrated with the cloth in the form of LED sequins, luminescent piping, a helium-filled hoop dress… What’s more surprising, the technology is graceful, pushing bodily expression toward a totally new and yet organic extension of feminine elegance.

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