This fantastical LED rainbow dress by Evey Clothing is our new EVERYTHING. We just did a roundup of painted wedding dresses, so it definitely feels like a trend is afoot. Evey filled us in on the process of creating the dress and where it's been traveling since…
In 2012, I got an email from a company called Simply Spray, asking me if I’d want a box of their fabric spray paints to use on one of my future wedding gowns. I was so excited when the box of colorful spray paints arrived, and it just so happened to be on a week that I wasn’t busy with other projects.
Needing something to paint on, I took a trip to a local thrift shop and bought some old wedding gowns which I then cut up and revamped into the perfect canvas.
I was ready to paint.
I put on some music, threw a tarp down in the backyard, and tore the packaging off of all the spray cans. I spent hours making a beautiful mess. I added acrylic paints, and obnoxiously huge plastic rainbow crystals. I loved how the splatters of colors would drip down the dress and blend with swirls of color. It began to almost look tie dyed or like candy, and I loved that it reminded me of Jackson Pollock.
It was the first dress I made for no reason other than I had a box of beautiful paints and I just felt like it.
I fell in love with the dress, and decided to wear it for my engagement photo shoot (above).
I posted a photo of it with my Rainbow Bride gowns on my website, and the dress has since taken on a life of its own. It has done more things on my bucket list than I have.
A couple weeks went by, and wedding photographer Laura Grier contacted me to see if I had any light-up wedding dresses to send to Burning Man. After boxing up five of my electrical light-up wedding gowns, I looked at the paint splattered dress hanging in my studio and thought, ‘I should make that dress light up cause it really needs to go to Burning Man.'
So I wired it up with an abstract design with hundreds of LED bulbs, and there it went. It was later photographed under the LACMA light exhibit by Laura.
Clearly this is a dress with a calling to light up the world…