Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tornado Dress

Inspired Design week continues with more great ideas from the conference. Barbara Layne spoke about the Tornado Dress created by SubTela studio. Now I can't get this beautiful dress out of my mind.

SubTela says, "The fabric of the Tornado Dress features a print of a tornado, photographed by Nebraska storm-chaser, Mike Hollingshead. A funnel cloud and lightening bolts are printed on linen fabric. The lining has been embroidered with conductive threads and electronic components including super-bright white LEDs. Depending on the quantity of light that is sensed, different flashing patterns are triggered in the LED display, reminiscent of lightning effects that can accompany severe weather situations."

You MUST see it for yourself, check out the VIDEO.

The Tornado Dress is a wonderful example of taking traditional clothing to the next level with an active style element. Once again the possibilities of this technology seem endless!

16 comments:

a print a day said...

eep! that's so awesome!!! i wonder if you could wash it. it's definitely taking clothing to the next level.

::Jan:: said...

Great first date dress.

Jules said...

wow - what an interesting concept. imagine the looks you'd get strutting around in a dress like that!

picciolo said...

thats amazing, a real showstopper
: )

cindy : quaint said...

it is really incredible and so wearable. i loved the video. reminds me of fireflies caught under your dress.

josephine said...

that is SO cool!

Sal said...

Holy cats, that's the coolest thing I've seen in AGES.

Joyce said...

This is so fun! Wearing this dress my husband would be able to find me in a crowd. What will one think of next- last year markers on a dress and this year lights. I like it!

ThePeachTree said...

ummm, that's sSOOOO cool.

Victoria said...

This dress is amazing! I want one!!

Also, think of how this technology could be applied to textiles geared towards joggers, bikers and walkers, helping to keep them safe.

Courtney said...

Oh, that video was too fun to watch- a mini-storm flickering across the bottom of her dress!

aimee said...

living in tornado country, that dress might go over very well here...

Simple Answer said...

That rocks!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

these are amazing!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

These are really pretty incredible. Wow. WOW.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

A-MAY-ZING!!!!

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