VIDEO: Turkish designer creates interactive dress with dropping leaves
Fashion design graduate Birce Özkan’s ‘The Fall’ dress loses its fabric panels over time, like a deciduous tree shedding its leaves, architecture and design magazine dezeen.com reported on June 3.
Özkan, who graduated from New York’s Parsons The New School for Design this year, created the Fall dress to mimic the natural seasonal responsiveness of trees using a hidden electronic mechanism.
“The behaviour of the garment is inspired by nature’s seasonal behaviour of defoliation, the process through which trees naturally lose their leaves,” she told the magazine.
According to the report, the garment is embedded with a sensor that detects low light levels and triggers a reaction, echoing the automatic response of trees to decreasing amounts of daylight in the autumn.
Click here to read the rest of the story on dezeen.com