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Lumen Couture

Chelsea Klukas and Chris Corner

What if the pattern on your clothing could be controlled by an iPhone?
Lumen Couture is a self-contained projector concealed in a hat.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Klukas and Corner wanted to create a projection mapped dress for MakeFashion in 2014, but the technical requirements of having projection system move in sync with a model down the runway were too challenging. The second concept for the dress involved a projector facing outwards from inside the model’s skirt. While this would allow the projector to move with the model, the light effect resulted a transparent skirt: not the best look.

The third, and final concept included a projector inside a hat, shining down on the front of the model. Lumen Couture’s “hacked projector” has been stripped down to remove extra materials to keep the hat as lightweight as possible. The battery pack, one of the heaviest elements, is counter-weighted at the back of the head.

The Team

Chelsea Klukas – PortfolioTwitter

Chelsea is the Co-Founder of MakeFashion and a creative leader specializing in the areas of community, fit and fashion, social networks and mobile e-commerce. As a design manager at Amazon, she is passionate about developing designers into leaders by inspiring creativity and big thinking. Chelsea pairs a fine arts background and passion for design with data-driven sensibilities in her career and hobbies.

Chris Corner

Chris Corner is a telecom engineer, and entrepreneur. Following on to his international career in the telecommunications industry, he co-founded nConference conference calling where he is now CEO.

On The Runway

Lumen Couture at MakeFashion Gala 4.0 in Calgary, AB | Designers: Chelsea Klukas and Chris Corner | Motion Graphics: Michael Mateyko (KOMBOH) | Model: Michele Wienecke | Hair: Jason Mellor-Madd Pretty | Makeup: Jade Brunes-ONE Beauty Academy | Photography: Zev Vitaly Abosh

Lumen Couture at MakeFashion Gala 4.0 in Calgary, AB | Designers: Chelsea Klukas and Chris Corner | Motion Graphics: Michael Mateyko (KOMBOH) | Model: Michele Wienecke | Hair: Jason Mellor-Madd Pretty | Makeup: Jade Brunes-ONE Beauty Academy | Photography: Zev Vitaly Abosh

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