Alpha Lyrae – Electroluminescent fabric designed by Vega Zaishi Wang

This is a little gem I found over on Mr Goliff’s website –

As her name would suggest, Beijing-based designer and 2008 Central St. Martins graduate Vega Zaishi Wang is definitely among the brightest stars of China’s fashion scene. Coincidentally, she developed a love for experimenting with light and luminous clothing as a way to get closer to her parents, who are both electrical engineers. They ultimately encouraged her to opt for electroluminescent fabric (EL), which is commonly used in car dashboards and signage displays, instead of LED, whose circuit boards were too thick for clothing. – via CoolHunting

I’ve been approached myself by a few people wanting to place LED’s into sneakers, but this is one of the first examples i’ve seen where someones actually managed to pull it off, even if it is in somewhat of a concept/Tron kind of way. Check out more pictures from Vega’s show, below.