Angella Mackey is a designer and researcher 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 commercial space flight, and lectures on the social and practical design challenges for integrating electronics into fashion. Most notably, she founded Vega Wearable Light, a line of illuminated outerwear for style-conscious cyclists from 2010-2014.
Mackey's doctoral research focuses on explorations of everyday clothing practice as a platform for gaining insight into how fashion can combine with technology. Furthermore, through this lens she investigates fashion expressivity as it manifests through computational and digital forms.
Read a 2017 interview with Mackey - HERE