Angella Mackey


Angella Mackey currently works as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology and Philips Lighting Research in the Netherlands. For over a decade, her practise as a designer has investigated wearable technologies in art, research and commercial contexts. She has designed functional garments in a wide range of industries, from medical to space flight, and lectures on the design challenges of integrating electronics into fashion. Most notably, she founded Vega Wearable Light, a line of illuminated outerwear for style-conscious cyclists from 2011-2014.

Mackey’s doctoral research focuses on explorations of everyday clothing practice as a means of experimenting within, speculating upon, and gaining insight into future smart garment systems.

To see her current work on dynamic fabric visit: