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Aeolian Ride Jessica Findley event, humor, playground, suits, inflate
Inspired by a love for bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, sillyness + things that inflate, Aeolian Ride is a free, mass participatory event with sense of humor. It excites those riding as well as delights those watching, all the while transforming the landscape into a playground of windfilled shapes. The 52 suits were handmade from ripstop nylon. The 3 different styles of suits were designed to inflate while riding at low speeds.
Costume Choreography I Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2007 garments, choreography, Electroluminescent, light, wearable, social, theatre
By the use of electric leading material, light, heath and sensor based circuits of information it is possible to make costumes or scenography an active player in the theatre space. CC is based on the use of Electroluminescent wires and films cut into variable shapes . Those EL materials are either embedded into fabric like organza and felt ormerged into a translucid membrane.
Costume Choreography II Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2008 garments, choreography, Electroluminescent, light, wearable, social, theatre
As a continuum of Costume Choreography and as a result of a fruitful workshop connected to the art and technology festival a-m-b-e-r ( we created a performance with textiles, interaction, movements, light and sound. Two dancers are wearing ultrasound devices which allow to measure the evolving distance between the two performers.
Enlighted Designs Janet Hansen light, clothing, design, illuminating, textile
-Janet Cooke Hansen is President and Chief Fashion Engineer of Enlighted Designs, Inc. She founded the business to create her own "dream job" as a light-up clothing designer. Janet's eclectic designs combine her lifelong interests of fashion, art, and technology. She learned to sew at age 7, and installed miniature lights in her own dollhouse. Over the years, her costume-making hobby began to incorporate electronics, with illuminating results. -Enlighted is based in Encinitas, California (in the northern coastal area of San Diego County), and we sell our lighted clothing exclusively through our own website, We create custom designs for a wide variety of international clients, including professional entertainers in the music industry, as well as for applications in art, theater, dance, television, film, and advertising.
Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity, and Deathliness Caroline Evans 2003 images, fashion history, book, fashion designer
An academic treatise that's beautiful enough to be a coffee table book, Evans's study argues that during the 1990s avant garde fashion was "permeated by images of death, disease and dereliction." Evans consciously focuses her work on one thread of the fashion world: the edgy costumes of designers like Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan and Viktor & Rolf. Theoretically, however, she recognizes no boundaries: her treatise incorporates the disparate works of Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, T.S. Eliot, Karl Marx, Elizabeth Wilson, Simone de Beauvoir and many, many others. The result is a complex and provocative text, one that displays both the substantial intellect and practical curiosity of its author.
Feeding the eye: essays Anne Hollander 1999 haute couture, film, fashion, fantasy, erotic, emotional, designers, dance, creative culture, couture, costume, corsets, clothes, Chanel, artistic, androgyny, aesthetic, actual, book, look, mode, modern, performance, photographs, social style
Since the advent of cinema, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion. Artists now create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film and tape, on the dance stage, or in the ever changing, ever moving medium of clothes. In this remarkable collection, Anne Hollander ranges over art of the twentieth and other centuries with unusual depth of historical insight to explore these rich, diverse visual treasures and the underlying themes that connect them.
WOW Gabrielle Hervey (World of Wearable Art Awards Show (WOW)) costume, art, wearable, catalogue, event, extravagant
The World of Wearable Art Awards Show is a series of six spectacular shows combining choreography, sound and light as a backdrop to the display of amazing garments. An international line-up of top artists and designers put their creations on show in this iconic event, introducing the latest in imaginative couture and accessories. Extraordinary lighting and special effects heighten the sense of drama in each of the two-hour shows. These theatrical experiences attract up-and-coming designers, celebrities, hosts of the fashion-conscious, and others wishing to witness the cutting edge of the wearable art scene.