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Beam me up

Since the advent of laser technology, it was only a matter of time before someone integrated these cool lights into clothing, even if in concept. I think it was ten or eleven years ago, for Halloween, I wired up a giant pink dress with LED lights for my ‘Glenda, good witch of the north’ costume. It was awesome.

Hussein Chalayan recruited designer Moritz Waldemeyer to install and program lasers into jeweled crystal dresses. They used mirrors to interact with the lasers to create these ethereal beams of light coming from these heavenly creatures.

[The dresses are] based on the idea of celebrety and sun worship… Where the rays of light represent the performer or points of spectacle.
~Hussein Chalayan in the Making of SS/08

These amazing dresses are still concepts… I couldn’t imagine bringing one home… oh dear, my cats would go berserk!

photos via dezeen

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6 comments for “Beam me up”

  1. I demand a photo of your Glinda costume, STAT.

    Posted by WendyB | October 15, 2007, 3:46 pm
  2. wow haven’t seen those pictures before. Thanks for sharing ♥

    Posted by mahret | October 16, 2007, 4:02 am
  3. Ditto for a Glinda pic, please!
    And I once saw a prim dress with multi-coloured fibreoptic lights in it. Does that count?

    Posted by Mrs Fashion | October 16, 2007, 10:19 am
  4. Prim = Prom

    Posted by Mrs Fashion | October 16, 2007, 10:21 am
  5. Thanks for the great pics. I’ll be presenting on Chalayan’s collection as well as some of his past collections in my Critical Studies in New Media grad class in about 2 weeks. These close ups are so timely thanks!!!

    Posted by riz | October 16, 2007, 10:17 pm
  6. haha, i wish i had pics of glenda… i’ll have to dig them out, if they’ve even survived… it’s been a very long time!

    it was a crazy costume.

    Posted by jennine | October 17, 2007, 9:16 am

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