Exo-Lung Peacock was showcased as part of NuVu’s Fantasy FashionTech Collection on the runway at the Emerging Trends Show during Boston Fashion Week 2014.
Peacocks are a fascinating bird type with beautiful intricate designs. They are known to symbolize peace and have no body part made for attacking. Many people know of the multicolored Peacock but few know of the Albino Peacock. Being all white and the ultimate symbol of purity, The Albino Peacock was a large part of our concept for the Exo-Lung Peacock, a darker take on the Albino Peacock. The black laser-cut plywood "feathers" on the bottom piece have intricate designs based on Peacock feathers, while the dark "Exo-Lung" captures the strength, protection, and defence characteristics of the peacock's crest.
Our inspiration of birds helped us come up with our dress design. Peacocks are a fascinating bird type with beautiful intricate designs. They are known to symbolize peace and they have no body part made for attacking. Many people know of the multicolored Peacock but few know the Albino Peacock. The Albino Peacock being all white, was a large part of our idea. We made our feathers all white and put fiber optic cables throughout the wooden feathers. The feathers on our dress have many intricate designs based on Peacock feathers. In Fantasy Fashion we were brainstorming different nature-related things such as, birds, bugs, aquatic animals, elements, and many other living and non-living things. We researched and came up with many great ideas and thoughts. Sayed decided on Peacocks. After eliminating some ideas we were put into groups of three and the ideas started to form into actual fashion, which happened to be mostly dresses. Our group had many struggles with laser cutters and 3D printers but we worked hard to make our moving Peacock feathers and the other attachments.