Sunday, September 7, 2014

BEAUTY: Clothing--Vega Zaishi Wang's Alpha Lyrae Collection

Beijing-based fashion designer Vega Zaishi Wang's new Alpha Lyrae collection is very special. Silk dresses of her design were printed with galaxies, constellations, and nebulas, then backed with lightweight and flexible electroluminescent paper, making the garments glow. The name of the collection is quite clever: not only does it reference the space theme of the design, but Alpha Lyrae is the name of the brightest star in the constellation of Vega, which is also the designer's first name.

This must be the future of clothing: pieces that glow, produce light, or possibly their own heat or cold, responding to the wearer or to the climate or surroundings.

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