CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at The University of Central Florida, said it has developed the first active user-controlled color-changing fabric. The user can change the color or pattern of the fabric via an app on their smartphone.
Engineered by a team of scientists at UCF, the material is comprised of woven threads embedded with thin metal micro-wires and color-altering pigments, which enables color and pattern change in large woven fabrics and cut-and-sewn textile products, according to the university. Via its “ChroMorphous” technology, when an electric current flows through the micro-wires woven into the fabric, the thread’s temperature is raised; in response to the temperature modification, the pigments embedded in the thread alter the material’s color.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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