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Obscure Shadow

Matt Jackson Laprairie and Hazel Brandreth

Onna – Bugeisha is inspired by the female japanese warrior, empowering women’s equality.
Light Shade explores the simplicity of form with the complexity of shapes, creating softness from the most rigid of materials and weightlessness with denseness of material.

Technical Information

Onna – Bugeisha

Carbon fiber, fiberglass and titanium.
LEDS light fiber optics embedded in the corset and skirt
10 neopixel panels used in the dress and arm guards
In total over 3400 LEDS are used throughout the outfit and are controlled by Spark Core and wirelessly communicate to sync up.

Light Shade
Carbon fiber, fiberglass, sterling silver and titanium.
LEDS backlighting the corset.
Neopixels highlighting the pants.
All being controlled by Spark core and wirelessly communicate to sync up.

The Team

The Obscure Shadow team is:

  • Matt Jackson Laprairie: Designer. Matt is a graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design.
  • Hazel Brandreth: Technical Lead. Hazel is an engineering graduate.
  • Alexandra Catrina: Model
  • Vanessa Wedge: Model
MakeFashion allows artists, designers and engineers to expand their minds and create leading edge one of a kind creations that will most definitely impact the future tech fashion. The show itself is not about being a singular individual, it is about becoming a part of a community that works together for the advancement of our movement

Matt Jackson LaPrairie, Designer
Graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design

On The Runway

Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Models: Alexandra Catrina and Vanessa Wedge | Makeup: Michelle Suffolk Walsh

At Fashion Week in Xiamen, Fujian, China

Photography: Rafal Wegiel Photography | Models: Alexandra Catrina and Vanessa Wedge | Makeup: Michelle Suffolk Walsh

At Fashion Week in Xiamen, Fujian, China

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