Design Museum – Magic Mirror

  • Claire Campion
  • Izzy Kertland
Last year the Design Museum opened their new permanent gallery and wanted an exhibit that would entertain visitors while also teaching them about Laver's Law. I worked closely with developers and designed this interactive mirror.
James Laver was a fashion historian who believed in the cyclical nature of fashion. We designed an interactive mirror, allowing users to virtually try on outfits from nine different eras. A visitor can choose a prop from the dress up box. If they choose the walkman and look in the mirror, they with be digitally dressed in a 1980s shell suit, that will fit to their body shape and track their movements. If they pick up the fan, they can ‘try on’ a Victorian dress.
An accompanying iPad app allows users to take a photo and email it to themselves.