Diana Eng. Laser fashion pioneer. Okay, we’re not so sure she’s the first person to have been given that title, but what the hay. Seen below is a sultry model in a laser patterned distressed shirt. Distressed shirt? A tshirt that looks kinda frayed and rugged. So Diana Eng got a bunch of comfy distressed shirts and messed around with a laser cuter, eventually producing the intricate lace floral designs seen in the photo below.
While it does look as if Diana simply messed with a bunch of shirts, she did put a lot of thought and hard work into them. Not only did she choose 100% cotton tees to experiment with, but she made sure the excess of patterns won’t damage the material to the point that it falls apart in tatters. Luckily, no fingers or human flesh got burnt while preparing these tshirts.
The designs available are intricate floral patters inspired by the stuff at the Harvard glass flower museum. Hope this takes off (the idea, not the clothes on the models) so Diana can venture into geekier designs, like the intricacies of a circuit board etched into a tshirt. Nice. And see through.
In her own words:
The laser offered the perfect solution to creating precision lace patterns. Laser Lace Tees and Tops were developed from months of careful research and development and wear testing. I worked very hard to make the tees machine washable because I thought it would be ridiculous to dry clean a t-shirt. Laser Lace Tees are created from a lightweight 100% cotton material that encourages distressing. However, a special treatment was development to stabilize the lace pattern creating a shirt that has a controlled distressed design, which evolves gradually as the shirts are worn.
Pre orders are do-able here.