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GLOW IN THE DARK DRESS
---By Jasmine Om
Stepping into L’Atelier Sangalli, a historic haute couture house in Italy, I did not expect to see a dress with lights. The walls were ornamented with oval-framed vintage pictures of their custom-design wedding dresses and there was a huge antique wardrobe. The room was full of carefully embroidered pieces, yet the main centerpiece was a plain white wedding dress.
When I first saw the dress it looked ordinary and even unfinished. However, once the lights went off and the dress lights were on, I stood there in awe. The dress illuminated the dark room, captivating everyone’s attention.
It reminded me of Cinderella’s magic dress that sparkled at the ball. Immediately, I started planning my very distant future wedding.
My imagined wedding had no groom but who really needs one, anyway, when you have a fabulous dress.
Then, I pictured amazing futuristic wedding themes and space-inspired runways shows. I finally took my eyes off the wedding dress to examine the other pieces of the collection.
The glowing pink, short cocktail dress was equally as impressive. Additionally, the collection has glowing bags, so someone who doesn’t want to be the center attention can still add a wow-factor to her outfit.
Established in 1972, L’Atelier Sangalli is one of the oldest Haute Couture houses in Milan. Federico Sangalli, the current designer, continues to use the same methods of tailoring from the fifties. This technique brings people to take tours of the shop, seeing a team of older ladies hand stitching and using the old manual sewing machines. This ensures that each piece is personalized and unique. Not only does L’Atelier Sangalli use this classic technique but also innovative design, demonstrated by this light-up fabric.
The fabric is made of silk and routed with fiber optic wires that is sanded and connected by small battery LEDs. The wires and battery are hidden from view, which makes the dress wearable and not only for a pop star like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga. The future of this fabric is really exciting. I can’t wait to see it used by designers in future collections.