Maya Jama’s BAFTAs clothe developer, Richard Malone

The couture dress– made from ethically-sourced material consisting of recycled, regenerative ocean waste, recycled wool and also wadding from ex-factory waste– changed digitally as Maya made her method down up the actions of the Royal Albert Hall.

If you believed Awards Season red carpets were getting foreseeable, Richard Malone’s 5G-powered augmented reality created for Maya Jama on tonight’s BAFTAs red rug ought to show that theory incorrect.

GLAMOUR UK caught up with the London-based Irish designer to discover more concerning the procedure behind the outfit every person is talking about …


“The gown, which was totally reduced and sewn from hand, is made of 6 layers:

1.) An inner woollen layer which is next to Maya’s body.

2.) A different structural layer.

3.)A layer consisting of over 12 full body size cables (they are more enclosed in cotton hid networks).

4.) A layer of wadding that hides making use of channels as well as enables us to conceal over 12 sensor light bulbs (which are unnoticeable).

5.) A lining layer.

6.) The final draped layer.

The leading 2 layers and also external layer are made totally utilizing recycled, regenerative ocean waste. The internal layers are constructed from recycled wool as well as wadding from ex lover manufacturing facility waste. There are 3 sculpted cushioned areas, molded and also covered in wadding and recycled sea waste.

The inner cords as well as sensing units are hand sewn to the body and remain in the specific placement to be read by a 5G phone. This was exceptionally hard as the entire dress is uneven, but all inner layers are exactly balanced.”


“It’s been an actually sophisticated journey, from initial illustrations with to figuring exactly how to position and organize the internal tech layers.

We needed to make around 5 different dresses that are layered with each other to create the silhouette and also hide the tech, consisting of a layer for assistance, a layer for circuitry, a layer for covert battery packs, a layer for sensors, and also all prior to the external draped layer.

You would certainly never understand that there 4 huge battery packs, 12 sensing unit bulbs and over 24 cords bordering Maya’s body.”


“It had not been difficult at all to ensure it was a mindful dress. I only join layout with morally as well as sustainably sourced textile, in whatever job I’m servicing. Maya was likewise incredibly thrilled to be the only woman on the red rug using a completely recycled outfit from ocean waste.”


“I believe its a truly exiting step forward. When you think about performance and theater layout, this is simply the start and also so a lot can be achieved– especially. Maybe such a lasting method of creating a much more comprehensive experience for individuals who can’t make the occasion as well as really feels absolutely egalitarian.

I likewise think a big problem with style is that individuals assume to be involved you have to eat– however you can be involved by visiting exhibitions or workshops and this sort of technology can offer massively to galleries as well as education.”

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