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Brief Published: 24 Sep 2012

Vega Zaishi Wang: Alpha Lyrae


Beijing-based designer Vega Zaishi Wang uses electroluminescent fabrics in her latest luminous fashion collection, titled Alpha Lyrae. Drawing inspiration from astrological constellations, Wang collaborated with China’s leading multimedia art collective UFO Media Lab to create an immersive 3D environment that showed the illuminated dresses floating in a projection-mapped universe of organic patterns and shapes.

The installation was recently showcased at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art as part of The Creators Project, a global platform launched by American chipmaker Intel and New York-based Canadian media brand Vice. The room pulsed to ambient music composed by Chinese electronic musician Zhang Shou Wang. 

Alpha Lyrae is an evolution from Wang’s glowing thesis collection called Into The Deep, inspired by bioluminescent jellyfish. Wang graduated from London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2008.

Vega Zaishi Wang