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Designers Create Dress Out of 24,000 LED Lights

Designers Create Dress Out of 24,000 LED Lights
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Created by London design-duo CuteCircuit, the The Galaxy Dress is embroidered with 24,000 full color LEDs and is supposedly the largest wearable display in the world.

Laura Feinstein
  • 16 november 2009

Created by London design-duo CuteCircuit, the The Galaxy Dress is embroidered with 24,000 full color LEDs and is supposedly  the largest wearable display in the world. It will play a prominent part in an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

To accomplish this feat of fashion ingenuity, the designers:

“..used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm. The circuits are extra-thin, flexible and hand-embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.”

In addition to it’s use as a technological wonder, the dress was also made with aesthetics in mind and has:

“four layers of silk chiffon and a pleated silk organza crinoline skirt. The extra-thin electronics allow the dress to follow the body shape closely like normal fabric.”

For those of you wondering where you might find a battery large enough to power such a dress, you needn’t look farther than your local tech shop. According to designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, the dress is made to run on many tiny iPod batteries, artfully placed inside in the crinoline, and are not visible or uncomfortable, though the dress needs to be recharged every 30 minutes to an hour.

So far the dress has yet to be worn by an actual woman.

Wired: “Designer Duo Create Dress With 24,000 LEDs”

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