Mnemosyne is a fashion collection that turns dresses into AR artifacts “hidden” inside each pocket. Each garment features patterns that trigger 3D models when scanned with a smartphone. In one pocket, you’ll find your first concert ticket, in another you’ll find your long-lost Tamagotchi.
Dresses feature patterns that trigger graphics that hint at the history of the garment. Users can see the life cycle of a Tamagotchi, or lipstick graffiti once scribbled on a wall.
We created 3D models of objects that triggered childhood nostalgia, and 2D illustrations that visualized their backstories. Stories included showing off Tamagotchis at school, losing sunglasses in the ocean while on summer vacation, seeing lipstick graffiti on a bathroom mirror, and pulling on a cassette tape until it unraveled.
Collaborative project done with Sara Haas.
Sewing: Irene Wang and Shirley Xuemin He
Make up: Sofia Rossi Torres
Research: Pallavi Samodia
Models: Gia Liu and Lilly Lin