Mythical Celestial Fashions by Rocket House #WearableWednesday https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/11/25/mythical-celestial-fashions-by-rocket-house-wearablewednesday/
Rocket House Productions worked with Intel to create fashions that evoke a celestial story. Their work debuted at MakerFaire NY, but a recent interview with Zoë Klintberg on IHS Electronics360
gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making. Éōs
(dawn) is a wispy gathered version of a toga, while Nyx
(night) is a flowing black cape. Zoe, the co-owner of the production company, describes the thought behind these historical creations.I studied Ancient Greek, as well as Mythology briefly in university, and was enchanted by the descriptions of the gods and goddesses—their personalities, but also their appearance. One description that caught me was “the cloak of night,” which sounds so beautiful and mystical, but also totally create-able. It was always odd to me that no one had fashioned a constellation cloak to reflect this idea of wrapping yourself in a twinkling sky. The idea of clothing divine beings in the natural world led me to start considering the dual nature of night and day and how that reflects the highly faceted nature of humanity and, especially, femininity. I decided to design two pieces that connected and complemented each other, but represented two sides of the same personality—one that was dark, elegant and mysterious, and another one that was light, fun and bold. I decided to use Éōs, the goddess of the dawn, as the inspiration for the dress, and Nyx, the goddess of the night, for the cloak.
As you might imagine, this became a larger production and a team was formed, including costume designer, Erin Bauer; a leather designer, Andy Guba; and a technical director, Kevin Loney.Read Morehttps://blog.adafruit.com/2015/11/25/mythical-celestial-fashions-by-rocket-house-wearablewednesday/ #wearables #wearabletech #tech #fashion #leds #arduino #intel #costume