Recall a time when you’ve come across the perfect shirt or dress, only to be disappointed that it didn’t come in the colours you hoped for. Or when you’ve loved the style of a certain shirt or dress so much you decided to buy multiple colour variations just because. Most of our female readers can probably relate (maybe some of our male ones too)! Not specifically borne to address this dilemma, but Toronto Fashion Designer Breeyn McCarney and Creative Technologist Christopher Lewis have mixed fashion and technology in the Paper Dolls dress collection that could lead to solving our future shopping woes.
During F.A.T. (Fashion, Art, Toronto) in April, Breeyn showcased the Paper Dolls collection of dresses aiming to bring fashion to life. By collaborating with Christopher to augment an already exquisite collection, the hand-cut paper dresses were fitted with a series of LED lights and micro-controllers that allowed viewers to control the colours of the dress through a mobile application. Once the app is downloaded and in use, the viewer simply taps the screen according to the colour of their choice (there are 16 to choose from) and magically the dress changes colour accordingly, and the viewer is mesmerized at the resulting effects.
If this is the prequel for other projects in the pipeline for both Breeyn and Christopher, it will be exciting to see what the future holds for fashion, technology and art. If you are interested in viewing other creations from Breeyn, visit Toronto based fashion network, Ukamaku.