Photo of the day: Cyberpunk LED Skirt by Naomi Wu


Our photo theme this week is Fashion Frontiers: fabulous looks at the far edges of contemporary Chinese culture.

If you’re looking up to light up the night in a near-future cyberpunk dystopia, consider this prototype from prominent Shenzhen maker Naomi Wu. She describes it:

One of my favorite wearables is the Hikaru Skirt: http://hikaruskirt.tumblr.com

My problem with the existing design is- Limited external control (just responds to movement) and the frilly skirt/tutu style is not really to my taste.

Solution: Denim mini/micro skirt with control pack hidden in belt buckle. Skirt length is a matter of personal taste but with the LEDs off it passed for normal.

Read more about this project here, and if you’re into it, support Naomi’s work via her newly launched Patreon. Naomi recently waged a brutal internet battle with Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty, which ultimately resulted in her receiving a sincere apology from Dougherty for his inherent bias against her, a Chinese woman maker, and an invitation for her to attend a major industry event in the US next year.

Read all about that here:

Shenzhen Maker Naomi Wu Receives Apology and Invitation from US Maker Faire

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