Whenever fashion and technology meet, the end result is usually a bit absurd, and a bit playful, however this time round, the fusion has been approached from the perspective of a fashion designer called Hussein Chalayan with the result being a mesmerizing collection of clothes that elegantly redesign themselves thanks to complex, hidden animatronics.
In one design, hundreds of concealed swarovski crystals appear from nowhere to completely change the image of a dress; another shows a dress turn smoothly into a frilly hat. Practicality certainly isn’t the appeal here — the dress / hat combo leaves the wearer completely nekkid — but surely this is the first step towards clothes that adapt to our environment, and look good doing it too
The girl walked in and stood stock-still, dressed in a long, high-necked corseted Victorian gown.
WMV movie here (the animatronic stuff and the nude model are toward the end).