Two London-based designers have created a dress embroidered with 24,000 full color LEDs. It is touted to be the worldâ€™s largest wearable display.
The â€œGalaxy Dressâ€ is the center piece of the “Fast Forward: Inventing the Future” exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
â€œWe used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm,â€ say designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz.
â€œThe circuits are extra-thin, flexible and hand-embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.â€
The areas without LEDs are decorated with more than 4,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals that range in color from clear to bright pink. â€œThe dress looks good even when it is switched off,â€ say the designers.
The duo run an interactive clothing company called CuteCircuit. Wired