Diana Eng's 'FairyTale' Fashions


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While designer creations are often described as 'magical' very few are as close to being magical as those created by Diana Eng, who integrates her knowledge of math, science and fashion to turn 'make believe into reality'.

The mathematician turned fashion designer recently held her first runaway show where she mesmerized her audience of designers, scientists and school children, with a collection, that truly sparkled, thanks to the electroluminescent wire trimming stitched into them.

Diana, who believes clothes should be interactive, integrated cutting-edge technology into her unusual designs. One of her dresses lit up to the sound of music, while another morphed from a silk cape to a hoodie. In keeping with her fairy-tale theme one even had magical butterfly wings. The best part was the grand finale, where a model strutting across the runaway, suddenly released several balloons which had been fitted with led lights.

Due to her unusual background, Diana believes that fashion design can be used as an educational tool to teach children about science, math and technology. She has created twelve videos depicting exactly how she went about mixing the various elements together, when she created her collection. Be sure to watch them all at: fairytalefashion.org.

Sources: fairytalefashion.org,eyebeam.org, blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy.

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  • ivypool
    ivypoolMonday, November 30, 2020 at 10:16 am
    It is really cool but maybe add a mermaid dress and use led lights!!!!
    • loveroffashionMonday, September 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm
      loving that fashion choice with the led
      • loveroffashionMonday, September 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm
        love it
        • djcool123
          djcool123Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:50 am
          OMG THATS MY NAME!!!!! soooooo cool
          • boomclap
            boomclapTuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:01 am
            agree,and love the fashion
          • jinkim0808
            jinkim0808Monday, December 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm
            I like these dresses and clothes.
            • becka lopezThursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:51 am
              soooooooooooooo cute dresses
              • Kitten Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm
                amazing love it
                • athenu
                  athenuMonday, April 27, 2015 at 11:25 am
                  • My people Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm
                    I like the balloon one the most
                    • tashadtasha
                      tashadtashaThursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm
                      Some of these dresses are ridiculous , but I have to admit a lot of the are cute.