Amped Atelier is the tech couture design studio of Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez, specializing in tech couture: the melding of historical fashion and couture techniques with modern technology. Amped Atelier designs have been featured on the runways of San Francisco, New York, Calgary, Nashville, and Xiamen.
Everyone wants to have their say. Melding obsolete fashion with modern technology, Reflections is inspired by the highly structured garments of the Victorian era.
Reflections was created for the MakeFashion 2015 Gala as a tech couture design suitable for formal or cocktail events. It is an historically informed modern take on the cocktail dress. The dress reflects thoughts and emotions on LED matrix displays using a bluetooth connection and a smart phone app.
Add some color to your world. At cocktail parties or on the dance floors, change the color and patterns on your dress to match your mood and surroundings.
Mimic is a fun and fashionable two garment series created for the MakeFashion 2016 Gala that include 3D design elements that are printed directly onto the fabric. Like chameleons they change color in reaction to the environment. The dresses use sensors to measure object colors, changing the color of the dress through LED lights behind 3D printed motifs.
The Hyphae Dress debuted at the Mangosteen International Fashion Show Installation. Notable design elements include electroluminescent lighting and laser cut fabric.