Exploring the extraordinary
The new material properties of Graphene
The Graphene Dress is the World’s first little black dress to incorporate Graphene.
CuteCircuit’s Graphene Dress was commissioned by Intu Trafford Centre to celebrate fashion Innovation. CuteCircuit worked closely with the scientists of the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester to produce special graphene substrates used in the innovative dress design.
The result of this collaboration is a fashion and science first and the world’s most technically advanced dress, the Intu Graphene Dress, a little black dress marking the first time that the revolutionary, Nobel Prize winning ‘miracle material’ has been incorporated into fashion.
The design of the dress reflects the properties of graphene also in its shape and decoration. An electron microscope view of Graphene shows hexagonal crystal-like formations, this inspired 3D printed crystal-like translucent appliqués combined with lightweight laser-cut colour changing elements that innovate haute-couture techniques.