Rodarte lights up his collection


During fashion week 2010, fashion designer Rodarte lit up the runway with gorgeous glowing heels that he incorporated into his showcase collection. I've seen a lot of "light up" clothing that is poorly executed and somewhat inconsequential. What I like about this attempt is the connection between electronics, high fashion, and self expression. Aside from Rodarte's heels being absolutely beautiful (I'll take two please!) is that he integrates the electronics into the design to add more richness to the solution as opposed to focusing solely on the electronics only. In other words, he uses the technology as an additional aesthetic that helps create a richer context and story for self expression.

Read more on Alison Lewis' blog here. Images via switch and TheFrisky