Future Matter

Future Matter 001+002
2012



Concept:

Future Matter 001 + 002 are two retro ‘future’ cocktail dresses combining couture fabrication methods and high-tech engineering know-how. These dresses are a combination of understated style, and cutting-edge technology.



Technology:

The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (12) and a motion sensor, transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movements.



Materials:
The dresses are made of hand-woven cotton fabric, digitally printed silk textiles, electronic hardware, and hand-embroidered hard & soft circuits. The designs can be bought as finished garments only. The electronics are coin cell battery operated.



Funding:

Canada Council for the Arts
Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association



Credits:

Design Collaboration: Valérie Lamontagne & Eugenia
Seamstress: Isabelle Campeau
Engineering & Programming: Hesam Khoshneviss

Photography: Jamie Leblanc
Hair & Makeup: Sabrina Sorella
Models: Maddie Thompson & Katy Benedict
Location & Accessories: Annex Vintage