DianaEng

Diana Eng is the rare fashion designer who is as comfortable working with conductive wire and electrical circuits as she is with velvet and silk chiffon. Her many creations include a dress with flowers that bloom, garments that change shape, and a purse that blogs. She was a contestant on Project Runway in its second season, won the Yahoo Open Hack Day (where creative geeks come together to build cool stuff) with two others, was an artist in residence at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York, authored a book on tech fashion, and has helped Victoria's Secret with R&D.

 

Review of Eyebeam curatorial research partners Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook (CRUMB)'s, Rethinking Curating: Art after the New Media

 

Diana Eng’s Fairytale Fashion Show at Eyebeam NYC / 20100224.7D.03591.P1.C45 /

 

March 9, 2010. Homegrown Harvest: Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray tend to Brooklyn’s first window farm. This form of urban agriculture is catching on in cities around the world, as downtown farmers go online to share techniques for growing greens indoors.

 

I wonder how long it will be before we see technologically whimsical fashions (such as hit Diana Eng’s designs) hit the streets and not just the runways.

 

MAKE, CRAFT and Maker Faire were sponsors of the Fairytale Fashion show 2010 with Diana Eng , here's Phil Torrone's video!

 

Fashion and technology aren’t always a match made in heaven. But self-described fashion nerd Diana Eng (of “Project Runway” season two fame) sought to marry together her two loves with “Fairytale Fashion,” the result of her residency at nonprofit art and technology center Eyebeam.

 

Adafruit attended the Fairytale Fashion show 2010 with Diana Eng, here’s our video – above in glorious HD (m4v here).

 
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