Briana's Brain Neural Network Dress Collaboration

See how we turned Data Visualization into a Dress!


I was excited to see an email from Data Science/ Artificial Intelligence Expert Briana Brownell  inquiring about a dress for her upcoming TEDx talk in November. 

We exchanged ideas on a dress theme inspired by her talk.  I loved the imagery of neural networks: the wiry, swirling lines made for some incredible fabric prints. The texture and color variations were fun to explore. 

Briana was particularly inspired by the stages of machine learning:



She then created this lovely pattern of blended images in different stages of training, so it shows how the neural network learns:


I immediately saw the potential for a fabulous fabric print! The goal for the final dress was to make something that would stand out on stage, and a print arrangement similar to the Saturn Dress. Knowing the theme of the TED stage is red and black, I visualized something with bold bright complimentary colors, framed in dark black.  

After working with the imagery in color and scale, I settled on this chic, technicolor version:

 The Final Result: 

I loved how the final print colors had a very interesting woven-like effect. the texture along with colors that will really pop on stage. We were both pleased with the result!

Wishing Briana luck for her talk! If you'd like to learn more about Briana and her work, check out her website, or her awesome facebook page about the intersection of AI/Machine learning and history, art, culture. 

If you like this one, you might also like the Artificial Intelligence Dress

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See the other Women in Tech inspired dresses!

Do you have cool data you'd like me to make into a dress? Email me :)




Holly R
Holly R


Holly is the founder of Shenova Fashion. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she now runs her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area where she combines her passion for the STEM fields and making clothes.

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