Strokes & Dots

Strokes&Dots
2013
 


Concept:

Strokes&Dots is a micro-collection inspired by early Modernist representations of speed, graphic design, abstract art and technology—as well as the print work of Russian/French textile visionary Sonia Delaunay. Created with rapid prototyping technologies of the 21st century such as digital textile printers, and the integration off-the-shelf technological add-ons, the garments are designed to be DIY-assembled.



Technology:

The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (5-12) and a motion or light sensor, transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movements, or by reacting to immediate environmental light fluctuations.

Materials:
The garments are made of digitally printed silk textiles, electronic hardware, and hand-embroidered hard & soft circuits. The designs can be bought as DIY kits or as finished garments. The electronics are coin cell battery operated.



Funding:

Canada Council for the Arts

Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association



Credits:

Design: Valérie Lamontagne

Seamstress & Collaboration: Isabelle Campeau

Engineering & Programming: Hesam Khoshneviss

Photography: Julia Marois

Styling: Isabelle Campeau

Hair & Makeup: Marie-Charles Nadeau

Models: Mathilde & Yollie (Dulcedo)

Accessories: Annex Vintage