Luminescent raincoat

Multimedia designer and programmer Elise Co, designed Puddlejumper, a concept that brings light and color to our usually gray and rainy days. These dreary and dark days reflect our mood and the winter is the time of year when they're the most prevalent (for those of us not lucky enough to live in the tropics). Elise decided to solve that problem by creating a luminescent raincoat that glows in the rain. She hand-silkscreened electroluminescent lamps on the front of the jacket, which are wired to water sensors on the back and sleeve. When water hits the sensor, the lights glow and flicker.

Elise created this project in 2004 and there have been some advancements in light-up textiles since then. If designed today, she may replace the EL technology with textile LEDs or Lumalive technology that is available on the market today.

Electroluminescent dress

Designers Amy Winters and Kseniya Zagorodnyuk of Couture Clubbing believe that the demand for innovation in entertainment and fashion is growing, therefore, they collaborate with technology companies to design garments that incorporate new and emerging textiles. As a result, they've created some beautiful garments with technology-infused accents such as this egg-shaped couture dress found in their Paradise Lost line. The dress is accented with electroluminescent wire and it can be purchased for a cool 1000 pounds. The aesthetic of the accents is beautiful. Who wouldn't want to wear this gorgeous couture to bring in the new year?