Deep Blue - bioluminescent Couture

25th November 2010

Being quoted as saying ' I think technology is helping to bring the handmade back.' Fashion designer Vega Wang totally sums up the relationship between design and technology that is leading to a new 'digital craft'.

Progressive fashion designers are using technology in the way that a couturier would work traditionally with fabrics and beads.

Wang's latest collection blends tech and fashion in a beautiful way. Inspired by the the BBC's Deep Blue and bioluminescent jellyfish she used EL (electroluminescent panels) to create a beautiful effect.

Unlike other uses of lighting in fashion which have up till now mostly been trashy and ugly, she has managed to create a sophisticated collection.

I am not totally sold on the fashion itself, but I love the use of the EL integrated into the fabrics and the garments.

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