Luminous Couture, Luminous Fashion
Wearable Electronics are all over the place, like a kind of “concept cars”… But Rogier designs the fashion that is wearable in the real world.
For this special event at the Rijksmuseum, Rogier van der Heide designed Luminous Couture: a glowing collar, inspired by the 17th century costumes of the wealthy bourgeois in the Amsterdam Canal Belt. Rogier’s 21st Century interpretation contains LED technology, drivers and battery packs and remains comfortable and ready-to-wear.
The collars were further detailed and made by Koen van Os and Marius Trouwborst of the smart fabrics team at Philips Lighting. Bravo! A great testimony to the company’s partnership with the Rijksmuseum and its ability to co-create and innovate.
Are you a performer or artist and interested in Luminous Costumes or wearable electronics? Get in touch with Rogier via the contact page on this website.
Project Facts & Credits
- Project: Luminous Couture | Luminous Fashion: smart collars
- Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Major innovation: wearable technology, LED integrated with garments, wireless controls
- Project Budget: undisclosed
- Première: February 2014
- Client: Rijksmuseum
- Partner of the Client: Royal Philips
- End responsible for design: Rogier van der Heide
- Lead Technology Integrator: Koen van Os
- Fashion Technologist: Marius Trouwborst
- Personal Assistant to Rogier: Henny van den Berk
- Philips LED
- Philips control technology
- Zigbee remote control technology