Fashion model wears skirt made of Lumia 1520 phones, doesn't complain about app gap


Nokia has partnered with creative label Fyodor Golan to deliver “the world's first interactive skirt”. The garment is made up of 35 Lumia 1520 smartphones. As the skirt moves, images on their screens change color, creating a synchronized shimmering effect. The designer accomplishment will star at London Fashion Week 2014, which is also an opportunity for Nokia to equip the fashion royalty with some Lumia phones.

The technology of the skirt is rather intriguing. The Lumia phones are aided by GPS positioning to align the wearer’s movements with the skirt’s sparkle. As if this isn't impressive enough, a camera in the model's cap allows for more effects. Thanks to it, the mosaic-style imagery will change between picks from FG's latest collection and a "visual representation" of the model’s surroundings.

The people at UK's kin Design, who also worked with Fyodor Golan, described the skirt as: “a wearable and experimental piece of technology”. kin employed a combination of sketched drawings, 3D-printing, and programming languages to "build" it.

We'd happily give you more technical details, but you won't read half of them, anyway. We know your eyes are glued to Nokia's fashion statement. 

If you are curious, though, follow the source link.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)

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35 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Nice trolling comment in your title Lois.

2. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

It's Luis!

5. papss unregistered

Whatever

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL... On a side note, I liked the outfit Kendall Jenner was modeling recently better ;)

26. papss unregistered

I'm with you there sir

22. Dastrix unregistered

Would trolling be considered bad journalism?

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That dress must weigh a ton. It's somewhat ironic that a brand known for chubby, heavy phones will be used in an exhibition featuring nearly anorexic models.

33. Dastrix unregistered

Cheap, ugly plastic from Korea won't help anorexic models gain weight.

4. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Dont mind if i do *sneaks by and grabs a 1520* haha Anyways, the "app gap" is nothing to worry about. It's diminishing day by day

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Not really. There are way too many overpriced apps in the store, too many knockoffs, and still a bunch of big ones missing (All Google services being in that group). Add to that the fact that the worst browser, by almost every metric in every environment, is the best choice on WP, and you have a serious problem. WP lost the race, and it's time to acknowledge that. There wouldn't be a Nokia Android handset coming out if Microsoft didn't already know that, and it's time for the WP fanboys to face facts.

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Ah! I was waiting for a fandroid troll to comment on the app gap. Didn't have to wait too long. Please ignore such trolls (to WP users, fans & enthusiasts) and enjoy the article.

10. papss unregistered

Of course not.. When a blogger puts it in the title..lois has a great future here

9. papss unregistered

Nice try... IE is really good on mobiles, why would WP folks like me want google apps? I'd just use an android if I wanted google apps ( which I don't). Most "knock offs" are better than the real apps. BUT I'm sure if you weren't so close to google genitals you would see that not everyone wants google products.. Like android users say .. Choice is good

11. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Lets not feed the troll Let em hate on WP Meanwhile we'll continue to enjoy it :)

12. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I've said countless times before, i'll say it again. WP is meant for Microsoft's apps and their ecosystem, not Google's. If you want Google apps, go to Android or iOS.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The problem is, everyone's needs are spread out, and few people rely on the services of just one company. It's a losing proposition to be tied down to just one. You go where the best services are, not where a vendor tells you. As for IE, I've owned most of the WP flagships, 1520 included, and none of them could make mobile IE work as well as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Dolphin.

25. Dastrix unregistered

"All Google services being in that group." "The problem is, everyone's needs are spread out, and few people rely on the services of just one company." You contradict yourself. Learn to practice what you preach. Haters gonna hate. Besides, Google is evil.

31. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Hah, Google is evil, but it's pretty damn good compared to Microsoft, which is propably the meanest company in the history of mankind...

32. Dastrix unregistered

Cool story bro. P.S. If it weren't for M$, you wouldn't be on the Internet today. Give credit where it's due. Don't be a blind hater.

34. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Who said I use all of Google's services? For that matter, who said I use Android? I do, but I also use iOS, where I mix and match Google services, BB, where I only use Android apps, and new WPflagships, which I don't keep long because IE sucks and too many apps are missing. On the 1520, I also hated that the experience was identical to every other WP, with an extra column and poor use of the extra screen real estate.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Looks gorgeous... and the phones too. ;)

13. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I don't see the phones... :)

14. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You would see them if you would concentrate at the skirt and not other places. ;)

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'll help her by taking the skirt off for her...for two reasons...

29. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

To take all the phones? and ? :)

16. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Oh come on...that title?

17. Ikechukwu

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

hahaha what a crappy title. We'll get you guys someday

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

THat skirt must be weighing in tonnes. Lol 1520 just short of being a brick. Btw nice title 'app gap' lol.

19. Beijendorf unregistered

That's the most hilarious title I've seen on here for a long time! Stop taking it so seriously people, it's a phone-related clothing pun. It has the wonderful The Onion feel to it!

20. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

The title is just a friendly poke at all those of you who immediately think "lol app gap!" when they hear of Windows Phone. :) Felt like I should clarify. Please don't take everything so seriously, and enjoy your phones.

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