lostvalues by Elena Corchero
LOSTVALUES explores the beauty and melancholy of craft to challenge the aesthetics and function of smart fabrics and this way emphasize the emotional value of keepsakes, garments and toys.
This is highly personal approach into exploring materials and new technologies that produces unique pieces of craft. Technology can’t be more personal then this. Watch this space for more brilliant work.
exploring lost values through clothing and technology- Elena Corchero
A collection of fashion accessories that explores delicate ways of incorporating organic solar cells into textiles in which technology meets tradition. The pieces are charged while used outdoors during the day. When brought indoors in the evening they transform into a decorative ambient light display for the home, powered only by energy stored earlier.
Electronic components like solar cells, resistors, and LEDs are integrated directly into the textile and wired together into working circuits using conductive thread. Organic prints and embroidery motifs recall endangered birds.