Stars Will Guide Us Home

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Inspired by a trip I took to my mother’s homeland, the island of Taiwan, the handsome buildings and undulating waves translate into a mix of hard and soft in the outfit I have created.

Home is where the heart is. The LED lights on the palazzo trousers are connected to a pulse sensor. As to whether the lights glimmer like the stars in the night sky or flash like the lights in the club, it is ultimately up to the wearer’s heartbeat to decide.

Materials: Cotton, neoprene, mesh, black glass beads, conductive thread, LilyPad Arduino, LilyPad LED, pulse sensor

Moodboard

Moodboard - 96 dpi

 

Inspired by an excerpt from Hussein Chalayan’s interview with anOther Magazine, I looked at Taiwan, my mother’s homeland for inspiration. I would like to do something that combines hard and soft, reminiscent of the waters and rocks at Yehliu Geopark, New Taipei. I would also like to incorporate the hourglass / curvaceous shape of the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House into a dress.