The Turkish designer Hussein Cahalayan sure knows how to impress his audience. After showing clothes that changed shapes using microcontrollers, switches and motors in Paris, he created a video dress that’s even more striking, showing a time lapse of a rose opening and closing up, in a spectacular display of colours and light, created from 15.000 LEDs that are embedded in the fabric.
This video dress was presented at Milan Design Fair, and is now on display at the 10 Corso Como gallery in Milan, along with the mechanical dresses from the show in Paris. The designer’s creative process and experiments are changing the fashion world, and we can only guess what he’s coming up with next.
Read an interview with the director of 2D3D at Technology Review to understand how they used motors, wires and computers to turn Cahalayan’s shape morphing dresses in to a reality.
Visit the designer’s website.
Check out the video below.