Maya Jama Wore The World's First Augmented Reality 5G Dress To The BAFTAs

BY Lara Bazzoui / Feb 3 2020 / 12:11 PM

Sustainable, stylish and digitally-interactive, this Richard Malone gown might just be a glimpse of what red carpet fashion could look like in the future

Maya Jama Wore The World's First Augmented Reality 5G Dress To The BAFTAs
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Instagram/EE

Maya Jama, known for her quirky style and appreciation for innovative design, inaugurated the BAFTAs red carpet wearing a ground-breaking  design by Richard Malone which might just be the most wow-worthy dress of the night or perhaps even of the awards season.

Malone’s dynamic genius hid 12 full length body wires and 18 sensor bulbs which were purposely placed to allow interaction with 5G phones. Four battery packs were meticulously hidden under the ethically-made fabric allowing for a connection with a smartphone. This use of cutting-edge technology in fashion has never been untilised in this way before with the designer literally making history and Maya being the lucky lady who wore it before anyone else. 

And if the dress wasn’t epic enough its state-of-the-art design, it was also fully sustainable! Crafted completely from recycled, regenerative ocean waste, recycled wool and wadding from ex-factor waste, Maya donned a dress that potentially anticipated the future of red carpet fashion. Given that the theme of this year’s BAFTA’s dress code of sustainability Malone’s extravagant-looking creation embraced the dress code whole heartedly in a manner that is totally awe-inspiring.

Jama arrived at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards in her out-of-this world dress yet to the human eye she looked like she was just wearing a beautifully crafted gown until but then using EE’S 5GS network Jama could interact with the design when using her smartphone, transforming her dress into a piece out of a sci-fi movie. Style, sustainability and technology all wrapped in a sleek red carpet look? We are totally on board!

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