zoöid: a line of light-art wearables

Fall 2019–Spring 2020
6 months

Team
Alice Fang
Connie Ye
Sebastian Carpenter
︎a self-defined research project

zoöid is an exploration of light and color as a means for communication. Inspired by deep-sea creatures that use light to communicate, the line combines physical computing, 3-D printing, and LED lights to create eight light-art wearables that act in synchronization for an audio-reactive, intricate light-show on stage. This line aims to bridge a gap in current physical computing and technology integration in fashion.
Process
Over the course of six months, my team and I conceptualized and produced eight light-art wearables that walked the runway at Lunar Gala at the end of February.

As an interdisciplinary team with various technical backgrounds, we split our roles to address different parts of the project. I handled soft fabrication, and sewed all of the base garments and LED-to-fabric attachments.




01. Show PhotosThank you to our amazing models ❤️️
Baris Denizli, Ale van Praag, Emily Wu, Rahjshiba Koanda, Remi Adeoti, Taylor Campbell, Angela Lee, Audry Stuart


02. Show Livestream

We were the last line of the show! Timestamp 1:58.21




03. Booklet Photoshoot
This project was funded with support by Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate Research Office, and the Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry.