You don’t have to be Katy Perry to electrify the red carpet, whether literally, figuratively, or both. The wearable-technology wizards at CuteCircuit have unveiled ready-to-wear versions of the label’s scene-stealing creations, including a knee-length interpretation of Perry’s LED-studded Met Gala gown from 2010. Much like the original, the K-Dress features hundreds of rainbow-colored LEDs tucked within hand-pleated folds of silk chiffon and taffeta. At the command of a built-in USB controller, the lights flash and strobe in a pattern of your choosing, lasting up to two hours on a single charge.
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Other garments include the “SuperTwirkle” minidress, which combines LED technology with Swarovski crystals to highlight your body’s movements, and the stretchy black “Disc” legging, which features a reflective disc pattern that shimmers in the light of street lamps and oncoming traffic.
Looking for something a little less flashy? CuteCircuit also produces a line of digitally printed silk dresses.
Looking for something a little less flashy? CuteCircuit also produces a line of digitally printed dresses, made from 100 percent hand-hemmed silk jersey, that are completely electronics-free. (The “Alien” dress even echoes the pattern of another Perry and CuteCircuit collaboration: The “E.T.” catsuit she wore at an American Idol performance in April 2011.)
The menfolk needn’t feel left out, either. CuteCirtcuit’s Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz have enhanced a series of T-shirts with LED and reflective technology to unleash your inner rock star.
All of CuteCircuit’s wares are made in the United Kingdom, United States, or Italy using Oeko-Tex-certified fabrics and technology that complies with the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) standards.