On April 30th we participated in Fashion is ART! In Tacoma, Washington with garments from both our ready-to-wear collection and new couture designs.
Unlike a traditional runway show, Fashion is ART! elevated fashion to the level fo fine art, with an on-site studio photography session and live drawing and painting of the models. The photographs and live art sessions were open for audience members to observe, giving a glimpse into the process of documenting and capturing fashion.
Gold Goddess Dress and Dystopian Jewelery, photographed by Roscoe Coquia and modeled by Brianna Crowe.
Lumiere Atelier Sequin Collection Top with Ethereal Collection Tulle Skirt, photographed by Ivy Chen and modelled by Makaela Nellams.
We showcased five garments at the event with a range of themes and inspirations. Our Dark Power Corvid attire dressed up our iconic LED bodysuit with feathered accents, referencing crows and a festival mood. Our Lumen Couture projection hat was on display, showcasing real-time projection mapping and body tracking. We released two new couture designs with gold, glamorous accents. We also released a new ready-to-wear design: the Ethereal Tulle skirt.
Other designers featured at the event include Chiara Zuccolotoo, Dawnmatrix, Jersey Virago, Nox Fashion House, Sloane White Couture, and Stone Crow Designs. Huge thanks to Fashion District NW for putting together this event, and Sophie Amin from Phi:Illuminated Designs for handling garments and being our onsite fashion technician.
Illustration of our Gold Goddess dress by Drawing Blueberry.
Gold Goddess Dress and Dystopian Jewelry, photographed by Roscoe Coquia and modeled by Tim Lawrence.
Illustration of our Gold Gala gown by Dominic Gomez
Gold Gala Dress, photographed by Tim Lawrence and modeled by Micah Moore.
Lumiere Atelier Sequin Collection Top with Ethereal Collection Tulle Skirt, photographed by Tim Lawrence and modeled by Makaela Nellams.
About the Author: Chelsea Klukas is the founder of Lumen Couture, a product design manager and an interdisciplinary technology-focused artist. Chelsea started as a fine artist, but shifted her career focus to emerging technology. Lumen Couture is the fusion between creative expression and innovative tech.
Klukas is also the co-founder of MakeFashion, a wearable technology startup that brings high tech and high fashion to the runway. MakeFashion has created over 100 wearable tech garments and has produced runway shows across the world including New York, Shenzhen, and Rome. Her “Lumen Couture” projector hat, a hat that includes real-time projection mapping and visual inputs to display video on a dress, has gained international attention as the first of its kind.
Klukas has managed product design teams at Facebook and Amazon, including leading design for the artificial-intelligence enabled voice fashion assistant Echo Look. Before Amazon she was the creative director of BeauCoo, a social shopping startup that helped women find clothes that fit, and design lead at Poynt, a cross-platform location-based app with 20M users that pioneered augmented reality features in the early days of iOS.