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Dutch Designer Creates Color-Changing Dress

The Dutch designer, Anouk Wipprecht showed a remarkable dress in Vienna during Fashion Week.

Next-generation threads may soon give a whole new meaning to the phrase “change your clothes” as Dutch designer brings together fashion and technology in an unusual way.

The dress includes valves that are controlleed to pump ink slowly when the piece is worn, creating interesting patterns and a one-of-a-kind outfit for every wearer.

The dress called ‘Pseudomorph’ has been created by designer Anouk Wipprecht. The neck piece works with pneumatic valves and a system that allows the ink to be flow through the fabric. The electronic circuits that control the valve are powered by a 9-volt battery.

The dress was shown at Vienna Fashion Week late last month.

Increasingly, many designers are trying to meld fashion and technology with the intent of developing new ideas in wearable computing. We have seen a dress made of recycled wires, OLED displays and circuit boards.

The white upper body is made of extra thick felt so the paint stays in the futuristic dress, says Wired. Wipprecht did in 2007 participated in the television program Project Catwalk.