Alpha Lyrea - Illuminating fashion

Fabric’s limitations are addressed in a fashion collection which incorporates electro-luminescent technology. The Chinese fashion designer Vega Zaishi Wang, who trained at Central Saint Martins, has collaborated with musician Zhang Shouwang and UFO Media Lab to design a collection that deserves to be called ‘illuminating.’ The most important source of inspiration was the universe itself; the collection was named after the brightest star in the solar system, Alpha Lyrea.

Top Right Optoelectronics’ electro-luminescent (EL) technology was used which illuminates the clothes, and perhaps even augments them. Aside from that the showcase also shows projection mapping thereby giving off the impression as though fabric and background are joined together. The collection premiered at The Creators Project: Beijing 2012.