CES 2015: The fashionable side of wearable tech

Rainbow Winters dress

This color-sensitive extravaganza is Rainbow Winter's  Electric Garden dress is covered in 3D flowers and blossoms which transform in color on whim. Choose your favorite color and watch the color sensor trigger all the blossoms into the new shade.

Designer Amy Winters, founder of Rainbow Winters, is working on her Ph.D. in smart textiles. She explained that if the wearer has on bright pink fingernail polish and places her hand near the dress, the embedded LED lights change colors. The inspiration behind the dress began when, she said, "I was interested in giving a more playful experience to clothing. I want it to be alive."

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