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Cutecircuit - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

The fusion of technology into garments that can be transpired as wearable art is an emerging semi-new trend in fashion with CuteCircuit design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz leading the pack.

The pair opened their show by explaining how the collection was created in conjunction with a social app that allows the consumer to control the LED lighting on the garment – specifically its color, print, and pattern with the tap of a button. Alas, the uncomplicated future of transforming your look from day-to-night while embracing the idea of tweeting your thoughts across your chest.

However, instead of “in your face” techy designs, the garments that followed down the runway hinted lightly at the tech aspect, using traces of scrolling LED lighting in blazer lapels, ballgown busts, hemlines, and accessories.

Models weaved the catwalk to tunes from Pharrell’s G I R L, wearing simple structured pantsuits, A-line skirts, maxis, and cut-out bathing suits in white, electric blue, red, and metallic hues.

Trends Spotted: Scrolling LED technology (which goes without mention). Cut-outs, metallics, electrifying colors, flippy minis and slits.

My Rating: Despite expecting to see more tech-infused garments, all in all, CuteCircuit presented a solid presentation with impressive use of color, use of the ongoing cut-out trend, and incorporation of metallics.

My Favorite Look: The wild-card white leather fringe matching jacket and skirt number with electric blue under trimmings.

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