Saturday, April 3, 2010

Magical, illuminated evening gown by Lynne Bruning...

Lynne Bruning, textile enchantress, award winning fashion designer with love to exclusive wearable art and creator not only of countless, highly interesting eTextile Instructables has published her latest creation of technology enhanced fashion, the ‘Mrs. Mary Atkins-Holl‘ dress, a illuminated evening gown inspired by 19th century fashion but made with 21st century eTextile technology. Inspired by architect Steven Holl’s ‘The Bloch Building’ addition to the Kansas City Art Museum with it’s ‘… glow, texture, innovative cladding and attention to details is breathtaking’ according to Lynne. The dress, a creation for the wearable art competition ‘Fused Textiles’, is made off fusible fibers to construct the dress, fusible interfacing to support the fabric and the fusion of a Victorian evening gown pattern with illuminated eTextile. The illumination of the dress comes from 110 UV (black light) LEDs connected via conductive thread and powered by a lithium-polymere battery which are light weight batteries with soft encasing. We love the way Lynne is using textile illumination, creating a soft and magical atmosphere not only for the wearer but also for people around.

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