Chinese St Martin’s-bred fashion designer, Vega Zaishi Wang graduated in 2008 and for this Fashion Week show, dressed her models in an electroluminescent fabric that really caught the attention of many a watchful fashionista’s eye.
Dubbed as being one China’s brightest fashion stars, Beijing-born Wang loves experimenting with light and luminous attire. The fabric she uses works as an alternative to LED lighting, and is actually used for dashboards in cars and other signage displays.
Wang is also inspired (which one might gather from the images) by the bioluminescence of the ocean at night. This latest collection, entitled Alpha Lyrae was recently exhibited at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, under the guidance of The Creator’s Project, a new platform launched by Intel and Vice. Collaborating with UFO Media Lab and electronic musician, Zhang Shou Wang, the immersive affair offered viewers a magical 3D environment in which Wang’s clothes float in a merriment of projected patterns and shapes. Wang is certainly adding new territory to the fashion world, not to mention bridging the realms of digital technology, cutting edge design and new age fashion. And what an imagination she must have.