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Bringing Technology to the Fashion-Intel designs a Butterfly Dress

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Bringing Technology to the Fashion-Intel designs a Butterfly Dress

The Turkish design duo Ezra and Tuba, who own the label Ezra + Tuba, teamed up with Intel to create a smart dress. Bringing Technology to the Fashion-Intel designs a Butterfly Dress. That dress is equipped with 40 butterflies that can fly on and off the gown.

Bringing Technology to the Fashion-Intel designs a Butterfly Dress

Here is a short promotional video of that dress with its designers.

According to the Intel website, at first the butterflies flap slowly and then more eagerly whenever a person approaches. Finally, the butterflies can release all together in a dramatic launch. These butterflies release when triggered either by the approaching person or via a mobile device communicating with the dress over a wireless network.

The Butterfly Dress fits the emerging wearable technology trend of mechanized fashion. Recent products and prototypes are doing everything from boosting athlete performance, sensing sweat and reading biometrics.

“We love to play with fabrics, designs, colors, movement and aesthetics, but the future of clothing as we know it is about to change, To be part of this change we need technology.”

Tuba Çetin says in a promotional video.

“It’s an intelligent dress. It is able to detect the presence of an approaching person. We look forward to becoming the first luxury designer label in the world to really use wearable technology concepts in our collections as a whole, not just a one-shot or a hiatus,”

says Ezra Cetin.

Cagrı Tanrıover, a software development engineer at Intel Labs Europe’s Istanbul office, worked with Ezra+Tuba to find a way to integrate technology into a new design.

He said

“The technology can be programmed to perform user-defined tasks and it has wireless capabilities and input/output ports that allow it connect to things like servers and sensors”

He added:

“The spectrum of things and the applications you can do with Intel Edison are infinite. “You don’t have to be an engineer, you just have to have the maker’s spirit.”