Luminescent Raincoat

Elise Co investigates how technology could be applied to fashion in an expressive way.

Among the projects she is working on is a hooded coat that would make us love the rain: the Puddlejumper.


Silk screen designs are overlaid on electro-luminescent lamps arrayed across the front of the coat. These are wired to interior electronics and conductive water sensors on the back and left sleeve: when water hits one of the sensors the corresponding lamp lights up, creating a flickering pattern of illumination that mirrors the rhythm of rainfall.

From Horizon Zero magazine.