Yesterday at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the Black Eyed Peas performance dazzled the crowd as usual, but it wasn’t just their music that made an impression. Fergie was wearing a dynamic luminous dress that was designed by Philips lighting in collaboration with stylist B. Akerlund. The black dress is made out of a figure-hugging fabric that is integrated with lighting to shape Fergie’s curves as she moved to her music.
The Black Eyed Peas are no stranger to the fusion of fashion, music, lighting and technology, so their collaboration with Philips for this dress made perfect sense.
Chief Design Officer for Philips said: “As a brand, we seek out to work with artists from a range of different industries to evolve and revolutionise the way we use light. When Fergie challenged us to create something new for her, we wanted to design something that could bring an additional dimension to their audience and help showcase how light can further enhance experiences. What is remarkable with this dress is the way the lighting is integrated with the fabric and works in tandem with the beat of the music”.
Check out some sketches of the concept dress below.