Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Models: Esther Lam, Jenny Allan, Pauline Yee and Lisa Simenoff (for Linda Cho) | Makeup: Jaimie Rankin

Strokes&Dots, created by MakeFashion special guest 3lectromode, is a micro-collection inspired by early Modernist representations of speed, graphic design, abstract art and technology as well as the print work of Russian/French textile visionary Sonia Delaunay.

3lectromode is is a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies. Based in Montreal, Canada since 2010 they develop small scale productions of techno-fashion garments and adaptable solutions for software designs.

The Strokes& Dots collection was created with rapid prototyping technologies of the 21st century including digital textile printers and the integration off-the-shelf technological add-ons. The garments are designed to be DIY-assembled.

The 3lectromode team is:

  • Valérie Lamontagne: Designer. Valérie is a digital media artist-designer, theorist, curator and PhD scholar researching “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion and Technology” at Concordia University where she also teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts. She is the owner & designer at 3lectromode, and founder-director of Agence Simultané, a post-digital incubator and production company, as well as sitting on the editorial board of the media arts magazine Etc. Média. Valérie’s work focuses on frameworks that combine human and non-human agencies. She is invested in developing responsive wearables that engage the environment and matter as the performers.
  • Isabelle Campeau: Stylist, Seamstress & Collaboration
  • Hesam Khoshneviss: Engineering & Programming
  • Julia Marois: Photographer
  • Marie-Charles Nadeau: Hair & Makeup Artist
  • Mathilde & Yollie (Dulcedo): Models
  • Annex Vintage: Accessories
  • Charlie Marois: Video Editing
  • France Jobin “Smith Bay”: Music

Technical Information:

  • Embroidered LEDs (5-12).
  • A motion and light sensor, transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movements, or  reacting to immediate environmental light fluctuations.
  • Garments are made of digitally printed silk textiles, electronic hardware and hand embroidered hard & soft circuits.
  • Electronics are coin cell battery operated.

The designs can be bought as DIY kits or as finished garments on 3lectromode website.

Funding provided by Canada Council for the Arts and Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association.