What are the constraints for an outfit designed to perform onstage?
The stage adds a complex variable in our work, however we have mastered the art of adding bespoke, wearable features as fixtures to our artist's stage architecture. By touring and working relentlessly with our artists, stage designers and some of the worlds best stage technologists we create experiences which excite the fans and brings the artist back to the fore of the stage in what can be a visually saturated environment.
What is the craziest idea for an outfit you've ever had?
Nothing we do is crazy, as we're of the mindset if you can dream it you can do it, nothing is impossible! We have a Studio XO strap line - "making science fiction, science fact". However as part of our role as chief technologists for Haus of Gaga we invested the worlds first flying dress. A hex-12 drone on which we flew Lady Gaga into her own ARTPOP album launch to the excitement of the worlds media and her millions of little monsters.
Which collaboration are you the most proud of?
We are most proud of our latest work which we are yet to publish. We are currently developing a platform for the fashion and sportswear industry to integrate technology into their own product lines. We are also working on XOB and XOX: XOB is our ready-to-wear fashioned technoloies for generation digital, XOX is our emotional wearable technology platform which is at the cutting edge of sensing and sensitive mobile computing.