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The inside of the skirt showing the cane structure
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Each petal was hand cut, scored, and tailored to the shape of the cane

Ester

Finalist in the 2016 World of Wearable Arts Awards Show.

The dress is timeless and feminine, featuring a cinched waist, accentuated bust and a full circle skirt with a petal-like rim. The skirt is sculpted from cane, creating a light but durable skeleton. Covering this and the bodice are 1000 hand-cut paper petals.

Integrated into the edge of the dress and corset are hundreds of addressable NeoPixel LEDs. An Arduino Lilypad controls the functions of the lights, allowing each individual LED to be programmed to any behaviour or RBG colour. A switch runs through the different light behaviours, from a simple fading breathing pattern to a rainbow light chase.

Collaborators:


Flavia Rose

Skills:

Design, Electronics, Coding, Papercraft