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RE:Familiar

Little Dada

Re:Familiar, the drone dress, explore how drones can be used in a fashion context.

Re:Familiar is an outfit that reimagines drones as witch’s familiars. Like familiars, drones are servant, spy and companion all at once. The drone follows the model, and surrounds her with billowing silk chiffon.

This project features AR Parrot drones carrying the train of a dress down the runway. These drones are controlled by custom software. The bodice is painted with photoluminescent pigments and back-lit with UV LEDs, giving the it an ethereal glow. Fans and silk are controlled by microcontrollers as well.

Photo credits: Model: Kimberly Ford | Hair and Makeup: Jason Mellor, Ivonne Arsenault and Tara Smith | Photography: Vian Esterhuizen

The Team: Little Dada

Hillary Predko
Design + Textiles + Fabrication
hillarypredko.com

Lindy Wilkins
Design + Code / electronics + Drone Pilot
lindywilkins.com

Alanna Predko
Tech assistant, Drone pilot, Stage hand
alannapredko.com

Support from the Social Body Lab, Creative Technologist of Toronto

Special thanks: Jon Grieman, Christopher Lewis, Josh McLain, Kate Hartman

Photo credits: Model: Kimberly Ford | Hair and Makeup: Jason Mellor, Ivonne Arsenault and Tara Smith | Photography: Edward Ross

Re:Familiar is a multi layered garment inspired by server rooms and the beauty of silk chiffon. The dress is fabricated with a body suit built from Ethernet cables covered in photoluminescent pigments that wrap around the body, encasing the model. She also wear a peplum armature with blower fans arranged to lift and blow streams of silk at her hips.

Little Dada + MakeFashion

MakeFashion is full of such curious and passionate people, it’s been a pleasure to join on. We had so much support before the show and backstage, and access to all the tools we might need to get our garment down the runway.

What’s Next?

As world leaders in High Fashion Drones, we hope to expand our repertoire of drone related fashion pieces, we’re dreaming of swarms, pairs and beyond!

Photo credits: Model: Kimberly Ford | Hair and Makeup: Jason Mellor, Ivonne Arsenault and Tara Smith | Photography: Edward Ross

MakeFashion fuses wearable technology with high fashion. Interested in more information, showcasing this piece, or media images? Please contact info@makefashion.ca