Wearables are obviously mainstream, but a dress made from code? Well, that’s never existed before.
At New York Fashion Week, designer Zac Posen teamed with Google’s “Made With Code” to produce a one-of-a-kind creation: a dress with
coded design. Basically, what that means is, Google tapped a bunch of teen girl computer coders to create, well, code specifically for the lit-up components of the dress.
When you see supermodel Coco Rocha wearing the dress above, you are actually seeing a string of code that has gone into the bones of the piece. That’s because each young coder logged into an “introductory coding project online” and worked their finger magic. After all of the code was created, Made with Code mentor Maddy Maxey worked with Posen to integrate it into the design.
And as you can see, it looks pretty awesome. When Rocha walked at New York Fashion Week, the patterns were displayed in 500 LED lights, which were controlled by a micro controller. Basically, it’s like wearing a patterned dress-computer that always changes.
Want to try? Basically, you can do it, too, using this easy-to-figure-out generator. Happy coding.