Strokes&Dots is a micro-collection inspired by early Modernist representations of speed, graphic design, abstract art and technology—as well as the print work of Russian/French textile visionary Sonia Delaunay. Created with rapid prototyping technologies of the 21st century such as digital textile printers, and the integration off-the-shelf technological add-ons, the garments are designed to be DIY-assembled.
The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (5-12) and a motion or light sensor, transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movements, or by reacting to immediate environmental light fluctuations.
The garments are made of digitally printed silk textiles, electronic hardware, and hand-embroidered hard & soft circuits. The designs can be bought as DIY kits or as finished garments. The electronics are coin cell battery operated.
Canada Council for the Arts
Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association
Design: Valérie Lamontagne
Photography: Julia Marois
Styling: Isabelle Campeau
Hair & Makeup: Marie-Charles Nadeau
Models: Mathilde & Yollie (Dulcedo)
Accessories: Annex Vintage