Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) has been described as the “pop Cinderella who didn’t get to go back to the ball.” Yet her music and popularity that’s followed the release of her sophomore album, Nocturnes, have proved that she could definitely return to the ball, while also giving Lady Gaga, La Roux, and Florence Welch a run for their money.
The Creators Project documented the songstress’ collaboration with designer Michelle Wu on a LED dress that’s programmed to react to the beats of her encore song on tour. The next place she’ll be premiering the dress will be at her last show of the year at Heaven club in London on November 28th.
The LED dress enhances her live show, as her body movement, the LED lights, and the music begin to play off each other in the most visually entrancing manner. Furthermore, the dress is a logical advancement of the Tenori-On instrument she uses (which has a grid of LEDs that control sound through touch).
Wu told The Creators Project that “fashion is the ultimate form of communication.” If that’s the case, then Little Boots is projecting unswerving thoughts about the future, as her costumes are consistently otherworldy and grandiose without being kitschy or Gaga rip-offs.
The Cyber Cinderella dress is the next step in the ever-strengthening visual identity of Little Boots. To celebrate the LED dress, we wanted to take a look back at some of her other nuanced dresses and costumes.