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The Weather(wo)man’s New Uniform: Climate-Activated Gowns

Mild and sunny, you say, Mr. Weatherman? Huh, that’s funny. Have you looked out the window? Because it happens to be raining.

Weather reports can be as reliable as that promised “check-in” call from your boyfriend. So, who do you trust when it comes to dressing weather-appropriate? What if your clothes were your trusty weather report source? That’s the concept behind Valérie Lamontagne’s three-piece gown collection. (Side note: because clearly, we here at the Frisky wear ball gowns to work every day.) Each garment monitors climate changes and then manifests the weather data through fashionable features. The blue Sky Dress, for example, inflates with an increase in clouds and vibrates when sensing precipitation. The gold-toned Sun Dress is woven with over 100 LED lights that illuminate when the sun is out or flash to alert high UV rays. The Moon Dress comes with color-changing flowers that indicate the movement of the moon.

But what happens when you find your Moon Dress vibrating and you’re without an umbrella? Or your Sun Dress goes dark but you have no sweater? Fairy Godmother to the rescue? Check out some close-ups after the jump. [Fashioning Technology] Keep reading »

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