Fairytale Fashion show 2010 – Diana Eng (video)

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MAKE, CRAFT and Maker Faire were sponsors of the Fairytale Fashion show 2010 with Diana Eng, here’s my video – above in glorious HD (m4v here).

The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at FairytaleFashion.org as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center nonprofit. Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravo’s Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.

Great show, nice to see everyone from the maker scene in NYC at the show too!

6 thoughts on “Fairytale Fashion show 2010 – Diana Eng (video)

  1. DanYHKim says:

    Really, the selections really needed at least one dress with live flames.

    The power packs hanging from the neck seemed a bit kludgey to me, also.

  2. Daniel T says:

    My mind’s a little slow today, I love the idea of the first dress, but what’s the name of the ‘light’ wire they used on the edges of the fabric?

    1. vt-pete.livejournal.com says:

      EL Wire, I believe.

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