Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 4, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Le Goudron (Edit) YACHT)
02:36 Interview with Francesca Rosella of CuteCircuit
11:36 DJ Marie
12:32 Easy Ryder Ty Segall and White Fence
14:54 Wet Blanket Evans the Death
17:32 No One Like You Best Coast
20:22 DJ Marie
21:31 Interview with Francesca Rosella
29:27 DJ Marie
30:15 Five Seconds Twin Shadow
34:31 A Mountain We Love Theme Park
38:00 Baby Cops Psychobuidlings
41:26 DJ Marie
42:21 Interview with Francesca Rosella
46:36 DJ Marie
48:02 Let It Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix) Dragonette
53:52 Finish

Ever wish your cocktail gown could glow in different colors and patterns? Ever need a hug when no one’s around? Or maybe you’re always looking for your phone, and wish you could just wear it. Whatever your technology fantasy is, chances are good that the forward-thinking design team at CuteCircuit can tackle the problem!

Two years ago, CuteCircuit made a splash on the red carpet fashion radar when Katy Perry wore one of their exclusive couture designs to the Met Gala. On first glance, the dress is a beautifully-constructed chiffon gown, with appliqué flowers and a flirtatiously high slit. That is, until Katy turned on a small power pack in her bustier, and… the dress was suddenly glowing! CuteCircuit have created several special project designs with their LED fabric technology, but also recently launched a ready-to-wear street fashion collection, so regular folks like you and me can wear their amazing creations, too! In addition to LED textiles and garments, Francesca and Ryan have created other prototypes of what they call “interactive fashion,” truly fulfilling the CuteCircuit motto “future fashion now.”
On today’s Sew & Tell, Francesca talks with me about how she and Ryan started CuteCircuit, the hard work and patience they’ve put into their inventions, and exactly how you can use your dress to make a phone call…

Plus! New music from the Ty Segall and White Fence collaboration, Best Coast, Twin Shadow and more. So prepare to take notes on the future of fashion, because it’s here!

CuteCircuit, designs by Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz
(Photos courtesy of CuteCircuit)

Aqua Dress

Hibiscus Dress

Hug Shirt

M Dress

Aurora Dress

Katy Perry E.T. Catsuit, created for American Idol 2011

Pret-a-Porter Collection

K-DressThis…

…becomes this…

Twirkle Dress and Twirkle T-Shirt


Evans the Death
(Photo by Laura McCluskey)
May 6 – Old Queen’s Head – Islington, United Kingdom
June 5 – Madame JoJo’s – London, United Kingdom
June 15 – The George Tavern – London, United Kingdom
July 5 – Firebug Bar – Leicester, United Kingdom
July 6 – 8 – Indietracks 2012 – Butterley, United Kingdom


Best Coast
(Photo by David Black)
May 18 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
May 19 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
May 21 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
May 22 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
May 23 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 25 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
May 26 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 27 – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
May 29 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
May 30 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
May 31 – Chaos in Tejas – Austin, TX
June 1 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
June 2 – Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park – Houston, TX
June 3 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
June 16 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 17 – Ritz Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom
June 18 – O2 Academy 2 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
June 20 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom
June 21 – Coalition – Brighton, United Kingdom
June 22 – Isle of Wight Festival @ Seaclose Park – Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
June 23 – 24 – Orion Music Festival @ Bader Field – Atlantic City, NJ
July 9 – The Social – Orlando, FL
July 10 – Grand Central – Miami, FL
July 12 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
July 13 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
July 14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
July 16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
July 17 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
July 18 – Royale – Boston, MA
July 20 – Le National – Montreal, Quebec
July 21 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Ontario
July 23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
July 24 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
July 25 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
July 27 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
July 28 – SoundTown Music Festival – Somerset, WI


Twin Shadow
(Photo by Andrew Strasser)
May 3 – 5 – Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival – New York, NY
June 9 & 10 – The Parklife Weekender – Manchester, United Kingdom
June 22 & 23 – Matadero Madrid – Madrid, Spain
July 5 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
July 6 – Les Ardentes – Liege, Belgium
July 20 – 22 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
Aug 3 – 5 – Grant Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 24 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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