Rhyme & Reason
exploring light as a material for transformative fashions
What if we could make clothes out of immaterial things? With LEDs diffused through layers of fabric and knit, softness and warmth are paralleled in material and effect, imparting the sense that one can touch and hold light.
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There have been many garments made using LEDs by now, yet most all work with LEDs in clothing have focused on making "clothes with LEDs", not "clothes with light". This distinction is important, as it has totally different priorities.
Dozens of bright white LEDs are embedded in each garment, using a custom developing wiring system for an invisible finish.
All pieces use removable battery components. Custom made Lithium Poly battery packs provide up to 10 hours of continuous light. Standard AAA batteries can also be used.
Press & Publications
"Rhyme & Reason", Tangible, Gestalten: Berlin, Germany. January 2009. Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Huebner
Étapes de mode: 1 Démarches creéatives [The Fashion design process: Creative aproaches], Esmod Editions: Paris, France. September 2009.
"rhyme & reason: From Day to Night", Volt-Lighting Design magazine. Jan/Feb/Mar 2009,cover,pg 82-83. Portugal.
"Industrial Technology Light Fashion." DESIGN Magazine, August 2008, pg 50-51. Beijing, China.
"Vestirse de luz [To get dressed in light]", Siemens corporate magazine. Winter 2009, pg 13. Barcelona, Spain.
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