Video dress aimed to hit the market

Future-thinking fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and Swarovski have created a dress that is covered in leds. It's one of the few attempts I've seen at creating an illuminating garment that is actually quite beautiful. The dress is made of two layers, the under layer is covered with a matrix of leds and the outer layer is used to diffuse the light making it seem soft and blended together.

The dress is also not just another conceptual exploration. The designers will be making it available in Japanese markets from fall and winter seasons in this year. (source)

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Illuminating heavy-knit dress

Designer Mary Huang created this heavy-knit dress that illuminates a soft white light. Conceptually, there's not much there, but the LEDs that Huang has integrated into the textile makes for a lovely glowing aesthetic. According to Dvice Huang says, "Integrating technology into a wearable piece can often be cumbersome, so in a successful piece, the design must outshine the technology." It should also have some sort of concept. Even so, the LEDs in this implementation are subtle enough that they would be intriguing in a place with dim light, such as a restaurant or lounge, and it makes a pleasing aesthetic.

For more light dresses, see my earlier post on Illuminating textile madness.