Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim

Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim

London-based designer Amy Rainbow Winters showed in a FashionWare area at the Consumer Electronics Show the dress that changes its colors. The item is made of fabric with fiber optics woven in and sensors in the sleeves. Light traveled through the cloth, which glowed blue. With a touch of a sleeve, Winters changed the color. “If you feel like having a purple, the dress will be purple,” Winters said on a Ten TV interview. “If you later feel like having red, you have red. You just look at the sleeve and decide what color you want.” The fiber-optic dresses cost about $3,000 to make, but the price can rise depending on the design, according to Winters, whose creations are on display online at rainbowwinters.com

Winters designs fabric and clothes, then collaborates with technologists to made the materials needed. She works with many techno-fabrics, including some that react to sound, sun or water. Nearby she had on display a dress with motion sensors in the cloth that changed colors if the wearer jumped. Fabric she creates can be made into just about any garment. Her creations are custom, and have been used in entertainment productions such as music videos or to catch eyes in ads. She is not in the ready-to-wear market.

See the interview here:


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