Feb
10
2011

Top 10 Digital Dresses

10. Flare LED dress

Flare LED dress

The lightweight and energy-efficient credentials of LEDs have made designers think of countless application areas. Dutch Designer Stijn Ossevoort has come up with a dress dubbed Flare, which is embroidered with LEDs that are powered by wind energy. As the wearer walks down the street, the dress glows in different patterns.

9. LumiGram’s illuminating dress

LumiGram’s illuminating

LumiGram high tech fashion & decoration is here to make heads turn while you walk in the dark. The stylish and high-tech dress is made using the luminous Fiber Optics Fabric that emits light, making it perfect for cocktail party or ball. Low voltage wearable batteries power the soft and sensuous dress.

8. Emotion sensitive dress

Emotion sensitive dress

If I say dresses could display your emotions, would you buy it? The Bubelle Dress designed by electronic giants Philips does just that. The emotion sensitive dress has an inner layer that consists of biometric sensors that pick up a person’s emotions and projects them in colors onto the outer layer. Stress, anger and fear makes the dress go red, while calmness is displayed in a green color.

7. The Dandelion windmill costume

The Dandelion windmill costume
Mary Huang and Jennifer Kay have created the Dandelion portable windmill costume that harnesses wind power to create its own energy. Studded with numerous power generators, i.e. miniature windmills, the unique attire utilizes wind kinetics to capture usable energy. Read more.

6. Ecotech Solar Jacket

Ecotech Solar Jacket

The Solar Jacket is the new fashion statement by Zegna Sport. Not only is its outer fabric, breathable membrane, seam taping, lining, and padding are made from recycled plastic, but is also has solar panels attached to the upper sleeves. Solar power is trapped by Ecotech’s photovoltaic cells and converted into energy that powers the heating device on the inner side of the jacket to keeps you warm. In addition, the energy can be used to power you gadgets like a cellphone or iPod.

5. Dissolvable dress

Dissolvable Dress

The world’s first dissolvable dress is a brainchild of British Professor Helen Storey and Professor Tony Ryan, a leading chemist. The fabric is made from a clear polymer, polyvinyl alcohol. The dresses dissolve at a pace that they will be able to survive a sweaty party. Read more.

4. Polar Ice Cap Shirt

Polar Ice Cap Shirt


Here is an ingenious piece of work that its creator Webelow Wear believes is sensible. Dubbed the “Polar Ice Cap Shirt”, the T-shirt spreads awareness regarded global warming by sensing the temperature. The T-shirt has an animation of polar ice cap painted on it with thermochromic ink technology. When the ambient temperature and the bodies heat radiation stays below 96.8 Fahrenheit, you can see the polar ice cap size from 1980 on it, while on exceeding the temperature the size of the polar ice reveled is that of 2009.

3. Hussein Cahalayan Video Dresses


To surprise the Wearable Electronic Fashion world, Hussein Cahalayan has designed a spectacular video dresses. Combining fashion with technology, the designer has created an amazing display of colors and light, using 15,000 LEDs that are embedded in the fabric. One dress shows the opening and closing of a rose, while the other exhibits sharks moving in water.

2. Climate Dress

Climate Dress

Fashion designer Tine M. Jensen, the Danish Design School, the Alexandra Institute and the embroiderers at Forster Rohner have come up with soothing they call the “Climate Dress”. The haute-tech frock lights up when it senses carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The dress is a beautiful ensemble of conductive embroidery, connecting a CO2 sensor to an Arduino Lilypad microprocessor. Read more.

1. Galaxy Dress

Galaxy Dress

Getting the message of eco-fashion across is the attention-grabbing Galaxy Dress by CuteCircuit. The high-tech dress sporting 24,000 LEDs create a dazzling light show of hundreds of colors. To create an even more ethereal and flowing effect, the futuristic frock has four layers of silk chiffon. Just a few iPod batteries for 30 minutes illuminate the dress for an hour.


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