Software company Adobe, at its annual MAX conference, unveiled a new futuristic “digital dress” that lets wearers change patterns on its surface on the go.At the conference, from October 10 to 12, in Los Angeles, California, Adobe showed major new AI capabilities, highlighting how generative AI can be used by design professionals in their daily workflow.
The dress, developed under Adobe’s Project Primrose, is made of sequins that are “reflective light-diffuser modules” built using liquid crystals such as those used in smart lighting. The sequins are basically tiny screens built using smart materials.
A video from the conference showed Adobe researcher Christine Dierk wearing the strapless outfit. The patterns on the dress begin to shift with the touch of a remote button. The dress not only had static changes, but also animated designs with patterns fading in and out. The researcher, who designed and stitched the dress, demonstrated that the outfit will even respond to movement.
The reflective-backed polymer-dispersed liquid crystal used in the dress is a material commonly used in smart windows. This low-power non-emissive material can be cut to any shape, and dynamically diffuses light. Designers can use this technology into clothing, furniture, and other surfaces for unlimited style possibilities such as the ability to download and wear the latest design from a favourite designer.