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Floating Dreams Dress + EL Wire Coat, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03559.P1.L1.C23 / SML | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Floating Dreams Dress + EL Wire Coat, Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03559.P1.L1.C23 / SML

Left: Floating Dreams Dress by Diana Eng

 

Right: EL Wire Coat by Diana Eng

White silk organza illuminated by EL wire patterns beneath which are controlled by an accelerometer.

 

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Fairytale Fashion Show

2010-02-24

7pm - 9pm

Eyebeam

 

Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection in a technology fashion show on Wed., February 24, 7PM, at Eyebeam. Models hit the runway while an orchestra of circuit bending DJ’s create music from hacked video game consoles.

 

The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at FairytaleFashion.org as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.

 

Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravo’s Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.

 

eyebeam.org/events/fairytale-fashion-show

fairytalefashion.org

 

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Taken on February 24, 2010