Bizarre fashion: New York-based designer makes transformational dresses through engineering

Cameron Hughes is a 28-year-old designer from New York whose dresses have a life of their own. Her engineering-focused dresses have gained popularity on TikTok during the pandemic in 2020.

Hughes’ designs range from a purple feathered dress that inhales and exhales, a motorized dress with a skirt that changes color as it spins, and a dress that prints receipts spelling out ‘VOTE’ that he designed during the election American presidential elections.

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Hughes, who holds a BFA from Syracuse University, uses his engineering and industrial design skills to deliver his high-tech designs that play by the rules.

The designer also takes his followers behind the process of his tech-driven designs through mini vlogs.

The purple feather dress that breathes, Hughes said in an interview with voguewas a long manufacturing process, just like his other creations.

To say his work is futuristic and thought-provoking would be an understatement, as evidenced by this mask which was one of Hughes’ first creations that he shared on Instagram. He captioned: “Wearing a mask is a sign of respect. Soft OLED mask made by me. With responsive display via microphone and semi-transparent display with RGB LEDs” For this, he said his inspiration was “@ladygaga performing at @vmas”.

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