Friday, November 20, 2009

Galaxy Dress – Visual Communication Wrapped In!

Galaxy Dress 1
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Being the star of a party is not going to be that hard with these glowing dresses. The Galaxy Dress, yet another fantastic project from CuteCircuit, literally lights up any occasion. London-based designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz use very small full-color LEDs to do speaking for their work. The dazzling Galaxy Dress also claims to be the world’s largest wearable display.

Currently, showcased at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, the Galaxy Dress is yet to hit the party floors. The designers intricately embroidered 24,000 LEDS into the smooth surface of silk and made sure they are flexible and stretchable to wear. The extra-thin flat LEDs are only 2x2 mm wide, which accounts for their clean finish look. These LEDs are also pretty light and the fluidity of the fabric makes it very comfortable to wear without giving you the feeling of being a walking Christmas tree.

Talking about this wearable display, the Galaxy dress has about four layers of fabric like silk, organza crinoline and chiffon which are normally used for making designer gowns. The dress also has 4000 clear to light pink Swarovski crystals applied to the top layer. This also makes sure, that even after the batteries exhaust and the stilettos goes dark the dress sparkles with the crystals giving it a more ethereal appeal. Like any other typical evening gown, the organza crinoline underskirt used for the flounce makes the dress heavy. It has nothing to do with the light-weight LEDs.

A few iPod batteries are placed inside the dress in a very well-hidden and comfortable manner which can make this dress glow for approximately 30 minutes to one hour. You need not worry about your feminine figure, as the dress has the proper cuts and curves like a normal evening gown. The Galaxy Dress is still in the prototypical stage. Visual communication can be taken into all new heights with this innovative literally illuminated dress.

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