Amsterdam – A dress with different faces, 'The Lenticular dress' designed by Antoine Peters, demands the viewer to suspend judgement. The unique design has a pattern that changes depending on the viewer’s  angle of perspective. Filmmaker Oscar Verpoort caught the optical illusion in a powerful video in which the dots change into stripes before your very eyes.

For the Te[ch]x(t)iles project from MOTI (Museum Of The Image) Peters formulated the ambition to make his prints, which until now were always created on fabrics in 2D, more dynamic. Inspired by lenticular printing, enabling a picture to move by means  of a lens, Peters investigated the possibility of applying this technique on textile and created a ‘multiple pattern’ dress. Since the development of a thin lens is a long process, Peters took an intermediate step; instead of reducing this lenticular technique he actually enlarged it and converted this into a traditional textile adaptation: pleats.


Lenticular printing is mainly used for cards and cases. By applying this principle to clothing, the dynamics of movement, contrast and surprise is suddenly directly related to a person, the wearer. The wearer can hide by turning the black side to the viewer, or placing herself on the forefront by showing the colourful side. This is something that Peters would like to investigate further within a next project.

Photography by Marc Deurloo

Music by Krause & Mike Luck

The dress is made possible by the Incentive Creative Industries and Print Unlimited.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.