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The world’s longest illuminated skirt

CuteCircuit established itself firmly in the illuminated fashion domain pushing constantly the technological boundaries far out into the future. Founded by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, CuteCircuit moved from the early days of the Hug Shirt to textile illumination, creating stage-wear for some of the big names in show-biz. Their latest boundary pushing stage-wear outfit…

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Wearable Tech and Performing Art: the Sound Gloves

Wearable Technologies attract increasingly the attention of performing artists, recognizing the value wearable technology integration into stage outfit offers, adding a new dimension to their artistic performance. The Sound Gloves designed and developed at the Aalto Media Factory’s Wearable Electronics course by Carmen Brecheis, Minna Holkkola, Chi-Hsia Lai demonstrate how wearable instruments like the Sound…

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Take That – video jacket by Moritz Waldemeyer

Besides having cool songs what do have Take That, Will.I.AM, Rhianna, Bono and OK-Go in common? Their light fashion designer Moritz Waldemeyer. Moritz Waldemeyer started to electrify and illuminate the fashion world by cooperating with Fashion design icon Hussein Chalayan back in 2006/07 with the Robotic Dress which was followed by a LED and laser…

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Musical Gloves performance by Imogen Heap

British musician, songwriter and singer Imogen Heap performed at the opening of the annual TEDGlobal in Edinburgh/UK, with a pair of high-tech gloves, the ‘Musical Gloves‘, continuing the recent trend of the use of wearable technology by artists to enrich their performance. The ‘musical gloves’ are essentially a high/soft tech musical instrument enabling the artist…

VJacket – a wearable controller for live video performance

The use of wearable technology for performance wear on stage is one of the driving forces in the exploration of wearable technologies. The VJacket is a great example on how to integrated a performers motion on stage to manipulate videos and sounds in real-time. Built into the jacket are bend, touch and hit sensors which…

LED Sneakers

The fascination of wearable illumination just got another twist by illumination fashion designer Moritz Waldemeyer who created a pair of illuminated sneakers for ‘Step Up 3D’, for the world’s first dance movie in 3D. Over the past years we have seen shoes and sneakers upgraded with illumination ranging from kids shoes with blinking light in…

Safura – Illuminated Drip-Drop dress

Cute Circuit seems to have found a bright spot in the showbiz by designing gorgeous looking, illuminate stage wear for artists. The latest design from Francesca Rosella is a gorgeous looking illuminated dress worn by singer Safura, representing Azerbaijani at the Eurovision 2010 song contest. The deep blue chiffon dress is equipped with small LEDs…

Rihanna lights up in red LED Dress

The list of top artists performing in illuminated stage outfit is growing rapidly, representing a trend that might swap over from the stage to the streets one day. Rihanna and Moritz Waldemeyer did it again, lighting up the stage with a gorgeous looking LED dress for her ‘Last Girl On Earth tour‘ which kicked off…

Light animated figure skating costume

While the wearable electronic business community is scratching their heads in search of the killer application highly creative and innovative designer seems have no problem to come up with pleasantly exiting designs in the clothing market. Clothing does not always mean what we wear everyday or evening. There is a wide range of professional, specialized…

Lady Gaga’s shape changing Living Dress

Lady Gaga is not only famous for her hit songs like ‘Poker Face‘ or ‘Paparazzi‘ she is equally famous for her love to fashion experiments so it was only a matter of time until the Lady showed one of the most sophisticated stage outfits, the ‘Living Dress‘, while performing ‘So Happy I Could Die‘ at…

The magic of illuminated clothing

I have used the word ‘magic’ frequently when introducing illuminated clothing or other illuminated textile objects but after watching Marco Tempest, a new age magician and Techno-illusionist performing his light magic which includes light spots jumping between his hands and jacket, magical illuminated clothing got a new dimension. While illuminated clothing on stage has found…

Illuminated stage-wear by David Hasslehoff

Hannah send me a link to the video below which painted a smile on my face while watching. Seeing David Hasslehoff on stage singing ‘I am locking for Freedom’ in an illuminated jacket is just what I needed to cheer up a bit while struggling with one of my projects. Seeing D.H. performing in an…

Laser Jacket: Bono’s latest stage outfit from Moritz Waldemeyer

U2 started yesterday their 360° Tour 2009 in Barcelona’s Camp Nou with an explosion of great tunes and light. For the song ‘Ultra Violet (Light My Way)‘, Bono wears a laser light radiating jacket, making him visible across the entire venue. The creator of Bono’s laser jacket is Moritz Waldemeyer, confirming his leadership in illuminated…

Beijing Olympics opening with light suits

I just can’t pass this over: Chinese men wearing suits with lights during a full dress rehearsal which was conducted under a cloak of secrecy ahead of one of the most anticipated summer Olympic Games of all times. Didn’t the Chinese invent the fireworks many thousands years back? Maybe the Light Suits are their latest…