Feb 06, 2017 12:25 AM EST
Who thinks fashion and science can't collaborate? CuteCircuit, a digital fashion line, just proved that these two polar opposites can unite to make a remarkable breakthrough in both disciplines with a "smart dress" made out of graphene, a material tougher than woman's best friend, the diamond.
According to an article by CNN on Feb. 1, 2017, scientists from the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester and fashion designers from CuteCircuit collaborated to have a cutting-edge innovation with the use of graphene. Francesca Rosella, one of the co-founders of CuteCircuit, shared in an interview that it all started with their curiosity with graphene. She shared that they looked at it under a microscope and saw its hexagon shape which kicked off the idea for the aesthetic design of their smart dress.
More than its aesthetics under the microscope, Rosella also revealed that their company wanted to offer more through the graphene. They used some graphene composite in creating a dress which conducts electricity. The dress uses sensors enhanced by the graphene which is located on the top of the dress which also captures the breathing patterns of the wearer.
Through these sensors, it makes the dress light up in different colors which depends on the pace of the wearer's breathing pattern, according to the Mail Online. If the wearer have deep breaths perhaps when she's tired from work, the sensors will give off lights from purple to turquoise. When the wearer is having normal breaths, the lights only give off lights from orange to green.
Apart from this smart dress made out of graphene, CuteCircuit has long been making a name in the digital fashion industry. It is also a known brand in creating futuristic fashion statements with top stars such as Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger.
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