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.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
📸: @zefashioninsider .
“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .